Two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old arrested on weapons charges at Carson High School last week were not planning a physical assault, said Carson City Chief Sheriff's Deputy Scott Burau.
The three were charged with possession of a butterfly knife on school property when it was discovered that they were attempting to make a trade for a tongue ring.
The Friday deal was supposed to take place off campus before school, but one of the participants apparently did not show.
"It came to the attention of the dean and he informed us," Burau said. None of the boys is currently on probation.
Burau said the 16-year-old was also charged with possession of alcohol when a container was discovered in his locker during a search.
Bringing a dangerous weapon to school can be an "enhanced" offense.
However, whether it will be charged as a felony crime will be determined when the boys go before a judge in juvenile court.