Student stabbed with pencils on bus; suspects referred to juvenile court

Published 8:37 am Thursday, August 31, 2023

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A 15-year-old Davie High School student has been taken into custody, accused of stabbing another student on a school bus on Tuesday.

The incident was reported at 4:34 p.m. on Yadkin Street in Cooleemee on a Davie High bus, said Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman. “It was determined a female student on the bus used pencils to assault a classmate,” he said.

The suspect was referred to juvenile court authorities with a requested charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

A second juvenile was also referred to juvenile court authorities, with a requested charge of accessory to an assault.

“The safety of our students is our top priority, and this type of behavior will not be tolerated in Davie County Schools,” said Davie Schools Superintendent Jeff Wallace. “Our team has been communicating with the victim’s family to provide assistance and ensure the well-being of the student affected, along with discussing the ongoing safety of the student.

“Our collaboration with the sheriff’s office is integral, and we appreciate their immediate response to this situation. We will continue to provide documentation and information to them regarding the incident.

“Disciplinary action at the school level has been issued for the two students charged. In line with our mission of educating all learners, we will explore alternative pathways to support both individuals’ continued educational path,” he said.