Student stabbed at Waynesboro Middle School

October 12, 2007|BY DON AINES


A student at Waynesboro Area Middle School was stabbed Friday afternoon during a hallway fight with another student, according to Waynesboro police.

"This was an isolated event and no other students are in any danger," Superintendent Barry Dallara said about 90 minutes after the fight. The injured student was taken to Waynesboro Hospital and "the other student was removed from the school by law enforcement officials."

Dallara did not identify either student, and declined to comment on what precipitated the fight, which occurred shortly before 2 p.m.


Mayor Richard Starliper said he had spoken with Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz, who told him the one boy "got stabbed in the shoulder. It's nothing life-threatening."

"I know the stabber was brought to police headquarters and juvenile authorities were going to be called," Starliper said.

Sgt. Mike Bock said the boy who was stabbed was conscious and alert when police arrived about two minutes after getting the call. He also said the wound did not appear to be life-threatening.

A Franklin County Juvenile Probation officer assigned to Waynesboro Area Senior High School also went to the middle school after the stabbing, Bock said. Faculty at the school had the situation under control when police arrived, and classes still were going on, Bock said.

Juvenile probation filed a juvenile allegation against the boy who did the stabbing, charging him with aggravated assault, simple assault and possession of a weapon on school property, Bock said. He was taken to a juvenile detention center, Bock said.

Waynesboro Area Middle School, at 702 E. Second St., is the district's school for seventh- and eighth-grade students.

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