Philadelphia

8th Grade Girl Charged in Fellow Student's Stabbing

The 14-year-old victim ran to the school nurse's office for help

Police in Philadelphia have charged a teen with assault after they say she stabbed a classmate with scissors during a fight this week.

The 8th grade girl was charged Friday with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and related offenses for the brawl at John Cook Junior High School.

The stabbing happened around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday in a third-floor hallway at the Logan school, police said. The victim suffered puncture wounds to the right shoulder and arm.

The 14-year-old victim ran to the school nurse's office for help. Paramedics were called and took her to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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Officials have not said what sparked the fight, but they say the girls have a history of trouble between them.

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