Mountain View High School student stabbed, another fight stopped

One student was taken to hospital and another was taken into police custody.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A student was sent to the hospital and another was arrested following an altercation at Mountain View High School Thursday. Now Gwinnett County School has made a statement.

Just before 1 p.m., two 9th graders traded punches in class, the school said. One of the students, who was later taken into custody by school resource officers, then stabbed the other in the back and chest with a pencil. The stabbed student was taken to hospital for his injuries. He is expected to be fine, the school said.

“First, I want to assure you that both students involved in the fight will receive appropriate disciplinary action, including criminal charges for the student who used the pencil as a weapon,” Principal Keith Chaney said. “As a reminder, fighting is a violation of the school district‘s disciplinary code and will not be tolerated. Students who fight, use weapons, and/or use objects as weapons will face disciplinary action and criminal charges. “

Before the school notified parents of the incident, a video recorded during the fight was shared online by students.

“Also, we are aware that some students made the wrong decision to record the fight and shared it on social media platforms,” ​​the principal said. “Our staff have asked these students to delete the video and have warned them of the consequences associated with sharing fight videos.”

Martha K. Merrill