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Security guard accused of buying knife for teen

Posted at 5:35 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 21:32:43-04

A high school security guard is on home assignment, accused of purchasing a hunting knife for an underage student at Sierra Vista High School.

According to sources familiar with the incident, George Ferle is accused of driving a 14-year-old offsite to purchase a knife.
Investigators confirm the incident involved a Sierra Vista High School student.
The guard reportedly took the teen to a nearby Big 5 Sporting Goods store and purchased a 13-inch hunting knife.
13 Action News went to the store and asked management for their policy for buying weapons.
The manager, who did not want to go on camera, said the store does not sell any knife or weapon to an underage individual, stating the person purchasing the item must be 18 or older.
CCSD took an incident report.
"This is being handled administratively," said CCSD spokeswoman Melinda Malone. "As of today this person's employment status is, 'Assigned to Home.'"
13 Action News reached out to the student's mother for comment.  She did not want to comment on the story or the relationship between the student and the security guard.