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Student arrested for knife at school

A Henry County High school student, Keyun Rashad Partee, 17, of McDonough, was arrested Monday for having a knife at school.

Police said the knife was actually found in the backpack of another student, but Partee told authorities he was responsible for putting the knife in the backpack, according to Henry County Sheriff's School Resource Unit Sgt. Carl Veasley.

School Resource Unit Deputy David Bishop made the arrest at the school.

Partee appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Tuesday, before Judge Robert L. Godwin, to answer the charge of carrying a weapon within a school safety zone, at school functions, or on school property.

He was released from jail Monday, on a $5,050 bond, according to jail records.

"The said accused did unlawfully carry to [possess, have under his control] ... a certain weapon. To-Wit: a knife with a blade that measured 3 1/2 inches long, that ... [the other student] had no knowledge of the knife," stated the arrest warrant.

Judge Godwin reset Partee's case for March 21.

–– Elaine Rackley