New backpacks, pencils, notebooks, and binder — but do you now have to put ‘body armor’ on that back to school list?
A Nevada middle school was the scene of a stabbing incident on August 18 — the first week back at school.
A 15-year old girl, who was not a student at the middle school, was stabbed by a 12-year old student before classes even began.
The confrontation was caught on camera.
The stabbing of 15-year-old Ania Becker occurred on Friday at 8.30am at Thurman White Middle School in Henderson, Nevada, on just the fifth day of the school year.
Police do not believe there is a gang connection, and say Ania is a high school student who came into the middle school and approached the younger girl regarding a family dispute.
Samauriah Matthews, Ania’s 13-year-old aunt, told KTNV that the older girl came to walk her to class to prevent her from getting ‘jumped’.
Samauriah Matthews, 13, said that there were a bunch of girls that were wanting to fight her, so she asked her 15-year old niece to walk her to school. She thought the older girl’s presence would deter the would-be assailants.
No one expected that the younger girl would be wielding a knife.
Watch the horrifying incident:
Watch the follow-up with the victim’s mother:
What a horrible incident.
And it’s unclear why this altercation occurred in the first place.
This is beyond ‘mean girls’ — this stabbing was the action of a thug.
The 12-year-old was arrested and charged with battery.
The school serves about 1,600 students and has a federal Title I designation, meaning a high percentage of students come from low-income families.
Source: Daily Mail
This is why school choice matters.
Teach your girls how to properly defend themselves.
And maybe to not get themselves into these situations in the first place.