Delaware State Police arrested a 14-year-old A.I. DuPont High School student yesterday, after detectives say he stabbed another 14-year-old with a pair of tweezers.
Police say the lunchtime fight between the two ninth graders occurred in the boys locker room. The defendant is said to have stabbed the victim in the back with metal tweezers. The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital, where he was treated and released with non-life threatening injuries.
The 14 year old accused in the attack faces charges of assault and carrying a concealed dangerous instrument.
Patti Nash, spokeswoman for the Red Clay School District, says both students have been suspended for the time being. Standard procedure in cases like this, according to Red Clay’s Code of Conduct, could be a 10-day suspension, while school leaders figure out what disciplinary action, including expulsion, should be taken.
Nash says yesterday’s incident at the Greenville school was an isolated incident, saying she can’t remember anything like this happening in the past eight years.