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Teenager took knife to school

A social inquiry report on a teenager who admitted taking a knife to school was ordered by a court today.

Malachi Fox, 18, also pleaded guilty at Magistrates' Court to possession of $800 worth of stolen goods.

The court heard that Fox was seen play fighting with a friend at his school, the Berkeley Institute, on June 1, 2018.

Fox told his friend that he had a knife in his bag.

A teacher was told and the school contacted the police.

Officers found a kitchen knife with a 6½ inch blade in his bag and Fox was arrested.

Fox at first pleaded not guilty to the offences, but switched his plea to guilty today.

He told the court that he struggled with anger management problems.

The court heard that police visited Fox's Sandys home on November 1 last year in connection with a separate incident and found items that matched those taken in a theft.

Carrington Mahoney, for the prosecution, said that a game console and an iPhone were among the items found.

Fox admitted he knew the items were stolen but bought them because “they had a good price”.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned the case until September 28.

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Published August 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm (Updated August 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm)

Teenager took knife to school

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