11-Year-Old Girl Allegedly Held Box Cutter to Classmate’s Neck, Whispered 'I Will Kill You': Police

The student allegedly cornered the victim, a fellow 5th grade student, while brandishing the object

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Collier County Sheriff

• A 5th grade student allegedly pressed a knife to the neck of another 5th grade student as he was eating breakfast, police say

• She allegedly cornered him after he tried to leave and prevented him from leaving the scene, say police

• Police allege the student had been hiding the box-cutter in her leggings

An 11-year-old girl at a Florida school has been arrested after she allegedly threatened a boy by pressing a box cutter to his neck and whispering, "I will kill you," according to authorities.

Officers responded Thursday to Manatee Elementary School in Naples, Fla., after school authorities notified them that the student possibly had a knife in her possession and had whispered threats at another student, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The student, who PEOPLE is not naming because of her age, allegedly walked up to the victim, a fellow 5th grader at the school, while he was eating breakfast with friends in the cafeteria, according to a police report reviewed by PEOPLE.

The student then allegedly “poked him in the back of the neck with a knife and said, ‘I will kill you,’” per the report. The victim chose not to respond, but the student followed him after he left the cafeteria and “cornered” him and “prevented him from leaving," the report alleges. She also allegedly brandished a “white object” that had a blade, according to the report.

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The Collier County officer noticed that the student was hiding the box-cutter in the waistband of her leggings, the report alleges.

Authorities identified the weapon as a box-cutter, they said in the report, and charged the student with possession of a weapon on school grounds. She is also charged with aggravated battery.

The incident was also recorded in a school security camera, per the report.

PEOPLE was not able to reach an attorney for the girl.

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