CHATSWORTH β€” Eric Upton told Judge Robert Adams he just wanted to go back into Murray County High School to get his jacket during a fire drill when he made an obscene gesture to two teachers who tried to stop him.

Prosecutors said Upton threatened the teachers during the incident on Feb. 14, and a resource officer found a knife with a three and a half inch blade on him when he was arrested.

Upton, 19, of Eton, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Superior Court to terroristic threats and acts, carrying a weapon on school grounds and carrying a concealed weapon. He was sentenced to five years of probation; ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs and surcharges; and must complete 200 hours of community service.

He was also ordered to stay away from Murray County High School and all school events unless he graduates.

β€œHe should be allowed to attend his graduation ceremony,” said assistant district attorney Scott Minter.

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