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Student, 13, arrested for stabbing classmate with scissors at Forest Grove Middle School

Posted: 4:38 PM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 04:18:26-04
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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A 13-year-old Forest Grove Middle School student was arrested Thursday in St. Lucie County and charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The incident took place Tuesday in a classroom where a student was being disruptive and created an altercation with the victim, ultimately stabbing them with a pair of scissors.

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The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

“Based on the information obtained at the time the incident occurred, it was initially not believed that scissors were used,” said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara. “However, because of our commitment to investigating any incident of violence on a school campus, our detectives conducted additional interviews and determined that they were in fact used to cause harm to the victim.”

According to the sheriff, the suspect was arrested today on a warrant and was transported to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice for processing.