An unnamed 15-year-old student is accused of stabbing a classmate after a school bus dispute turned violent. The scuffle happened outside of Jennings Middle School in Seffner, Florida near Tampa Bay.
Here is what you need to know:
1. It Began After a School Bus Dispute
The fight began after a fight on the school bus while the young teens were on their way to school. WFLA reports that the two were arguing on the bus, and once the students had disembarked, the argument turned violent.
2. The 15-year-old allegedly Pulled Out a Steak Knife
As the young teens got off the school bus, the two, a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old began to fight. The older of the two arguing kids drew a steak knife and stabbed him in the side. School staff broke up the fight immediately following the incident.
WTSP reports that the knife was four inches long and had a seated edge.
3. The Victim Was Cut on the Side
WFLA reports that the 14-year-old sustained a 1-inch deep cut on his side. He initially refused medical treatment, but the school called an ambulance
4. He Was Charged With Aggravated Battery
The 15-year-old was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
5. The School Has Poor Ratings
According toGreat Schools, Jennings Middle School has a 2 out of 10 ranking because parents have reported on the site that children have been assaulted by other students there.