Education Minister Rolston Anglin has confirmed that a Year 12 student was stabbed in the upper torso and arm with a small pocket knife following an altercation with a fellow Year 12 student at John Gray High School.
The on-campus incident, which occurred near an office at around 9.45am today, involved two girls who had until recently been good friends.
Following a 70-minute meeting with the school’s Acting Principal, Alan Hewett and senior education officials, the minister advised that the stabbing was ‘an isolated incident’.
The minister said that ‘this was the first incident involving weapons at the school of the academic year”.
He said that he wanted to allay parents fears by assuring them that it was an isolated incident, ‘something which started outside [the school] between the two and was brought on campus.’
Mr. Anglin advised that the suspect was currently in police custody and that the stabbing victim was being released from George Town hospital sometime this afternoon, following treatment on campus and in hospital for minor injuries.
He said that a more detailed statement was being prepared at press time.
Both students are believed to be from Bodden Town.
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