HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –
Authorities are examining a stabbing incident Friday morning at Thurman White Middle School in Henderson.
Police said initial reports suggesting a student stabbed another trainee on the school of the school.
Andrea Katona, Principal at Thurman White, confirmed this occurrence in a letter sent to parents of students at the school.
Katona’s statement said a student from another school faced a Thurman White trainee in the quad area of the school prior to classes started.
An altercation then took place resulting in the non-Thurman White student being stabbed with a knife.
The Clark County School District Authorities Department added that the non-Thurman White trainee was a 16-year-old woman who faced a 12-year-old girl at the school.
The 12-year-old was being questioned after the occurrence, while the 16-year-old was carried to the health center with non-life threatening injuries.
CCSD Police Capt. Ken Young also specified the trainee who was armed with the knife might be dealing with battery with weapon charges leading to significant bodily harm.
Trainees inform FOX5 the 16-year-old pertained to the school to defend her little sis, who trainees say was battling with the 12-year-old.
“So she came generally in her sister’s defense, she came particularly to combat this other lady,” stated 8th grade trainee Brian Morrison.
Morrison says he saw the whole battle.
“The littler one started to combat with the larger one and the bigger one had a knife right here so she pulled it out and came out and stabbed her in the back,” Morrison stated, “My very first duration instructor, mr cherry, he came over and got someone and got blood all over him.”
Principal Katona’s statement said that this event serves as a pointer for parents and trainees to know that weapons are not allowed on school as well as for trainees to call school administration if they know such a circumstance to avoid occurrences like this from happening.
Many moms and dads hurried to the school after getting that email.
“It makes me feel unsafe sending my kid to a school where I know kids are bringing knives to school I indicate it’s crazy,” stated father Brian Morrison.
“I just feel like I do not even desire her to go to school any longer. It seems like all over something’s happening. Looks like you’re much better off to just learn on your own,” said a worried mama.
Students FOX5 talked to were shocked and in disbelief.
“I’m just really like terrified cause who knows that could have been anybody like anybody might have been in the location and Like I feel bad for the people that needed to view that. Like it’s something you can’t get out it’s gon na be in your life forever,” 6th grader Ashley Kazerye stated.
“You’re at a school like you’re expected to be safe and after that you hear that some kid gets stabbed, like you remain in a nightmare,” stated 7th grader Angel Bautista.
The school remains secure Friday afternoon and school will be dismissed at the regular bell schedule, inning accordance with Katona.
Clark County School District Authorities are continuing their investigation into this occurrence.
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