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UPDATE: Two Teens Charged after Stabbing at Morgantown High School

By: WSAZ News Staff & WV MetroNews Email
By: WSAZ News Staff & WV MetroNews Email

UPDATE 11/6/13 @ 4:45 p.m.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old student who allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old at Morgantown High School has been charged with unlawful assault and possessing a weapon on school grounds.

Capt. K.P. Clark says witnesses saw the older boy attack the younger boy in a hallway Wednesday morning. The 14-year-old then stabbed the other teen multiple times in the arms and chest.

The 17-year-old has been charged with battery.

Neither boy has been identified because both are juveniles.

Clark says the stab wounds weren't life-threatening.

The victim's most serious injuries were to his arms, but police say an officer who works in the school administered emergency first aid that prevented major blood loss.

The older boy was expected to be released from Ruby Memorial Hospital by the end of the day.



ORIGINAL STORY 11/6/13 @ 10:24 a.m.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A student is in custody and another in the hospital after a knife attack at Morgantown High School.

Morgantown Police say they were called to the school just after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers say a 17-year-old male student was stabbed multiple times in the arm and chest.

Witnesses told officers the 17-year-old attacked a 14-year-old in the hallway, and the younger student got out a knife and started stabbing the older student.

Police say the 17-year-old received cut wounds and puncture wounds. He was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. Capt. K.P. Clark says the stab wounds are not life-threatening and the teen is expected to be released from the hospital later in the day.

The 14-year-old was taken into custody.

Superintendent Frank Devono says the two boys knew one another.

"We do know that one boy appeared to be picking on the other and this boy reacted in this way," said Devono.

Devono says they sent out numerous communications with parents throughout the incident to let them know there was a situation and it was being dealt with by the proper authorities.

The school was placed on lock down while officers cleared the scene. The lock down has since been lifted.

Neither boy has been identified because both are juveniles.

Police are consulting with prosecutors on whether to file charges.


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