An Ocoee high school student was arrested for using a machete

Fla. high school student arrested after machete attack, officials say

The alleged attacker, who was not named, had hidden the large blade in a grassy area near the school and retrieved it toward the end of the day, investigators said.

He then took it inside to a bathroom where he got into a fight with another student, officials said.

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The victim received a superficial cut to the face.

While the incident happened Thursday, Orange County Schools did not inform parents about the attack until it sent out a recorded message Monday.

“This was an isolated incident between two students,” the message said. “At no time was the safety on campus compromised. The incident involved a large knife which was hidden outside the school building until the end of the day.”

The alleged attacker was arrested and the machete was confiscated.

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