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HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager who carried a knife in his backpack now faces more serious crimes, including assault on school employees.

A North Carolina sheriff’s office says Dixon High School officials suspected Durvell Walker was carrying a weapon, and when they tried to search his backpack, he swung a weight rack at his principal and five other employees.

Onslow County Maj. Chris Thomas says a school resource officer then used pepper spray on him.

He says the 18-year-old from Maple Hill was jailed on $9,000 bond Thursday. It wasn’t known if he had an attorney.