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A 15-year-old stabs student at Kent County High School

Posted at 10:15 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 22:15:35-05

A 15-year-old black male student stabbed an adult black male student at Kent County High School Thursday, according to Kent County sheriffs.

According to sheriffs, witness said the two were involved in a verbal altercation just after 10 a.m. in the upper level 800 wing of the school. One student pursued the other into a classroom and a physical altercation ensued, police said. 

The student then stabbed the victim. The victim suffered one stab wound to his mid-back. He was transported to the University of Maryland Shire Medical Center in Chesterstown for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He is over 18 years of age and charges are pending. 

The other student, 15, sustained a laceration to the hand. He was transported to the hospital and has since been released. Upon his release, he was processed at the Kent County Sheriff's Office and detained by the Department of Juvenile Services.