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Knife-Wielding 19 Year-Old Arrested at FPCHS

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UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as James Colasanti, DOB 3/22/2004.

PALM COAST – Flagler Palm Coast High School was locked down Monday afternoon after a man with two knives reportedly breached the campus perimeter. The man was arrested with no harm having been done to anyone present.

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Initial reports indicate the man had no intent on harming any of the students or faculty at FPCHS, and was instead fleeing a separate altercation that occurred nearby when he jumped a school fence. As stated on FlaglerLive, where the news was reported earlier in the day, 120 or so summer school students were present when the incident occurred.

The 19 year-old entered the campus from the back near the athletic fields, and according to the school district never reached any of the main buildings. The incident began at around 1:30 pm and was reportedly wrapped up by 2:30 pm, with all roads reopened and the suspect in custody. He’s expected to face one or multiple felony and/or misdemeanor charges for the scare.

Though thankfully no one was hurt and the threat was more or less benign, any thoughts of weapons brought on-campus is bound to cause high tensions with the frequency of school shootings in the United States this decade. Flagler Schools is in the process of considering a ‘guardian program’ which would arm faculty with firearms to defend against potential school shooters or other deadly threats.

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Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

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  1. TR

    June 13, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does. I wonder if he dropped out of school and if he did maybe he should have stayed in school and paid more attention.

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