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Austin Middle School love triangle leads to threat and arrest

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A middle school love triangle led to threats made at Austin Middle School and a teenager behind bars.

Police say a 14-year-old was upset that his 12-year-old girlfriend broke up with him and apparently he told people he was going to bring a gun and knife to school to take care of the problem.

On Facebook, police say the 14-year-old posted he couldn't wait for school to start this morning. Before it did around 7:40 Wednesday morning, police found him in the hallway of Austin Middle School with a four to five inch pocket knife. Police say no gun was found.

That student didn't even attend Austin Middle.  The school says he had been suspended for unrelated reasons and was attending an alternative school. Police say he returned to Austin Middle this morning to try and start a fight with the new boyfriend.

Austin Police Chief Donald Spicer says, "The school's policy is going to be zero tolerance, any kind of weapon in school and we're going to echo that. We're going to make an example of any student that does bring those types of things to school. In today's world, we can't tolerate it and we're not going to tolerate it."

No one was injured.

Wednesday afternoon, parents say they received an automated phone call about the threat.

The superintendent says hearings will determine if the student will be expelled. The students' names are not being released because they are juveniles.

Police say the teen claims he forgot he was carrying a pocket knife. Police are charging the student with possession of a knife on school property and intimidation.

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