Girl Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing 13-Year-Old Boy at School in Philadelphia

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
September 21, 2018USshare

A 13-year-old Pennsylvania girl was arrested after allegedly stabbing another student at a school, police officers said.

The stabbing on Friday, Sept. 21 happened around 10:50 a.m. after the girl got into a fight with another 13-year-old boy, an eighth-grader, at William Dick School on West Diamond Street, in the neighborhood of Strawberry Mansion.

The girl wielded a pair of “adult-sized scissors and stabbed the boy in the upper torso,” CBS reported.

Lee Whack, a spokesman for the School District of Philadelphia, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the stabbing happened as students were transitioning from one class to another.

The altercation started during a science class and the teacher de-escalated it and thought it was resolved, he added.

“The teacher was working to deescalate the argument, but a female student produced a pair of scissors and did stab the male student,” Whack said.

Whack said the scissors were not the duller ones used by younger children, but were more pointed.

“Violence like this is unacceptable,” Whack said. “Our hearts and thoughts are with the student who was injured, for his speedy recovery.”

The boy was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital and is in stable condition and the girl was arrested.

A student who witnessed the stabbing told ABC 6 that the boy was bleeding and taken to the nurse’s office before being rushed to the hospital. The witnesses’ mother said the victim was placed in a wheelchair in the nurse’s office before being carried onto a stretcher into an ambulance.

She said the boy looked alert when she saw him.

Parents told the Inquirer that they were upset with the stabbing; one said she was moving away next year while another considered putting her son in a different school.

According to the school’s website, William Dick has students from kindergarten to 8th grade.

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