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A Choctawhatchee High School student is charged with possession of a weapon on school property after he was found in possession of a knife in his classroom Tuesday morning.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer retrieved it from 16 year old Ethan Hancher’s front left pocket after he admitted to a school official that he had it on his person.

The teen also admitted to opening the knife in class, extending the blade, and using it to cut paper.

The OCSO wants to remind all students that possession of a weapon on school grounds is a third degree felony.

Also, students can use Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip at 850.863.TIPS,, or by using the P3 Tips mobile application.