Knife pulled during Columbia Central fight, 2 students in custody

(Photo: WKRN)

Two students were arrested Tuesday morning after a knife was pulled out during a fight at Columbia Central High School in Maury County.

Authorities responded to school on Lion Parkway in Columbia around 7:45 a.m.

The fight occurred in the cafeteria and involved two 17-year-olds.

Maury County Sheriff Enoch George told Nashville's News 2 the knife was in a backpack and pulled out during the scuffle.

“Two male students got into an altercation and one pulled out a knife that appeared to be a pretty large kitchen knife,” Maury County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Nathan Johns explained.

A school resource officer on site managed to get the situation under control and school officials disarmed the student.

A student captured the whole thing on his cell phone and investigators are reviewing that video.

Authorities said the two students were taken to the county's juvenile detention center and charged.

Student Eric Green was in cafeteria but couldn't see what was going on.

He told Nashville's News 2 he doesn't know the students involved but said it was a scary morning for many of his peers.

Columbia Central was on soft lockdown for several hours but classes where held as scheduled.

An automated message was sent to parents letting them know what happened.

It is unclear what the argument was over.  No one was hurt in the fight.

School officials have not said what disciplinary action will be taken.

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