Saturday, December 11, 2004

Another Day at Memphis City High Schools

Um... I think I've had plenty of this, thank you very much!

December 10, 2004

Memphis - The sound of an ambulance and the sight of a school are a combination that make a parent worry. Anita Smith is a concerned parent who says, "I immediately started running trying to find my child because they said it was a girl and they didn't say who."

A girl who had been stabbed in the head by another Whitehaven student as school was letting out. Student, Danielle Echols, says "When I was over there coming out of the school, everybody ran up in the building saying a girl got stabbed in the head with some scissors."

Sgt Vince Higgins with the Memphis Police Department says, "One of the individuals was getting involved in the fight and decided to pull some scissors. She then stabbed one victim. One of the other girls got the scissors off the floor and stabbed another victim."

Police say the violence was an isolated incident... not gang related. The girl stabbed in the head was taken to the Med in non-critical condition. Another student was treated at the school for minor cuts to her hand.

One of the students is charged with aggravated assault. MPD is still investigating the incident.