Student Stabbed In Fight Between Two Girls At Georgia Middle School

A fight at a Georgia middle school resulted in two girls being injured, one of whom was stabbed.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, the fight at J.J. Daniell Middle School in Cobb County occurred on Tuesday and prompted a district and criminal investigation. Both students could face criminal charges for the incident. 

School officials say the alternation led to one student stabbing another girl with a pocket knife. First responders quickly arrived after the stabbing. 

Many students witnessed the incident and quickly texted their parents and guardians.

“I looked at them, knowing I knew both of them, and then I ran,” said student Lainey Taylor, according to the report. “So, like some people that was there actually got blood on them.”

“I called her and she was very, I mean, very distraught. I told her everything was going to be fine, I checked to make sure that they had the classroom doors locked, and you know, just got as much information as I could from her, and just reassured her that she was going to be OK,” said her father, Hulas Taylor.

The middle school’s Principal Amy Stump released a statement addressing the incident. 

“Earlier today, one of our students made a terrible choice during an altercation with another student. The student attacked another student and caused injury to both the victim and themselves,” Stump wrote. The incident occurred during lunch, and Emergency Services responded immediately. Our students and staff are safe.”

“This situation is being handled according to state law and district policies, including discipline and criminal charges. Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff, and incidents like this remind us that we must be constantly vigilant,” Stump continued. “This kind of event can cause anxiety and fear in students and adults alike. If you feel that your child would benefit from talking with one of our school counselors, please reach out to your child’s counselor and share with us what you need. If your student needs more immediate assistance, please call our front office and let us know.”

“We encourage students, staff, and parents to visit http://www.cobbshield.com to see what Cobb Schools is doing to keep Daniell Middle School safe, and feel free to report any safety concerns to the District’s Tipline via call, text, or email,” the principal concluded.

D & B Staff

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