ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An arsenal someone might expect to find hidden in a prison cell turned up in Sandia High School's metal shop.
According to an APS police report, four high school boys were spotted playing with a set of metal claws in the metal shop room last Wednesday. They told police they'd found them in the shop room's scrap bin.
The metal shop teacher also told investigators he'd found what appeared to be other homemade weapons scattered throughout the room, too.
And when police searched the shop itself though, they found a lot more than just metal claws.
According to the police report, investigators found 11 swords, five throwing stars, five baton or bludgeons and 25 or more cutting or stabbing weapons in the shop.
"We don't condone this type of action in our classrooms and there needs to be the oversight by the teachers," said Brad Winter, who oversees APS police.
Winter says it appears the weapons weren't made this school year. Det Phillips, the previous shop teacher, retired at the end of last school year. Because it's unclear who made the weapons, no students will be punished, including the students who were caught playing with the metal claws.
"We've already contacted this principal, spoken to this principal just to make sure an issue like this doesn't ever happen again," Winter said.
APS police say they destroyed the weapons.
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