NC student cuts rival with knife in girls’ bathroom

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WXII) — A juvenile student faces an assault with a deadly weapon charge after another student was cut with a knife during a fight inside a school Monday, Winston-Salem police said.

The incident was reported around 7:30 a.m. in a girls’ restroom at Hanes Magnet School at 2355 Pleasant Street. Both the cutting suspect and the cutting victim were treated at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and released.

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools officials said Monday that the student had a cut on the head, but the injury wasn’t serious.

Winston-Salem police said both juvenile students were involved in a fight when one of the students showed a small pocketknife and started attacking the other student. School personnel were able to break up the fight, police said.

Other students saw the fight, police said. The school resource officer was monitoring the bus–part of his normal responsibilities–at the time of the incident, police said.

The armed student faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, affray and disorderly conduct. That student is being held in a juvenile detention facility.

The cutting victim also faces charges of affray and disorderly conduct. The juvenile was released to a parent as the petition is pending, police said.

Police have released no other information, saying their investigation continues.

The armed student brought the knife to the school, WSFCS officials said. School officials said the following in a statement to parents:

“We will follow our discipline policies in taking action against the student who brought the knife. This is a very serious offense, and we will take the appropriate steps to keep our campus safe.”

If you have information that can help investigators, you’re asked to call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700 or Crimestoppers at 727-2800.

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