A 17-year-old high school student in west central Missouri was arrested Monday morning (December 14) for allegedly threatening a school administrator with a knife.

According to KSIS radio in Sedalia, the incident took place around 9:30 a.m. Smith-Cotton High School was placed on lockdown as the incident, which reportedly required the deployment of a Taser, unfolded.

The unnamed student was arrested and taken to the Pettis County Jail pending the filing of charges. Following the arrest, the lockdown was cancelled and the school resumed its normal schedule.

Kurt Parsons