A student was stabbed today at a $37,000-a-year Christian boarding school in East Texas. Cops responded to the Brook Hill School in the town of Bullard, where they arrested a student.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. 2 Boarders Got Into an Argument
The 911 call for the stabbing came in just before 6 p.m. on February 20. KETK reports that the stabbing involved two students who are both boarding and in high school. The pair are believed to have gotten into an argument, according to school headmaster Rod Fletcher. The stabbing happened in the school’s boarding area. According to the school’s website, for a single year, boarders pay $37,350.
2. A Student Was Stabbed in the Arm
KLTV reports that one person was stabbed during the attack. The victim is believed to be a 16-year-old. Another person has been arrested in connection with the incident. The student was stabbed in the arm.
3. A Massive Police Presence Descended on the School
As is customary in this era of tragic school violence, a large police contingent responded to the report of a stabbing at Brook Hill. KLTV reports that the situation is being handled by the Bullard Police Department with Smith County Sheriff’s Department assisting.
4. The School Teaches Students to ‘Engage God’s World’
The Brook Hill School is a private Christian prep school located close to Tyler, Texas. The school handles grades from pre-K through high school graduation. On the school’s website, it reads:
We emphasize three pillars – Education, Potential and Character. Brook Hill is a place where students are encouraged to excel academically, thrive athletically, and flourish artistically. Brook Hill students work hard in each of these areas as they prepare for college and their future.
At Brook Hill, however, we are more than students, athletes, and artists. We are a community of people using and discovering our gifts, talents, and abilities to engage God’s world.
5. Hitler’s World War II Silverware Is Kept at the School
The school is also home to American Freedom Museum. The museum contains items such as rubble from Ground Zero, the uniform of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan, silverware used by Hitler and the opportunity to “count the bullet holes in an American helicopter from Vietnam.”