"You never know who's out there" says CHS student accused of taking knife to school

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO) - The Mesa County Sheriff's Department says a Central High School student took an 8" hunting/survival knife to school regularly.

In an arrest affidavit, deputies say they were searching 18-year-old Justin Hammock's backpack after he and other students admitted to smoking marijuana when they found the knife in his bag.

Deputies say they asked him why he had it and he told them, "You never know who's out there." Hammock says no one has threatened him but that he carries the knife in his backpack a lot of the time and has taken it to class.

He was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon on school grounds and marijuana possession.

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