School stabbing suspect, 16, charged with aggravated assault

School stabbing suspect, 16, charged with aggravated assault

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Students leave Woodstock High School after a school lockdown was lifted. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
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  • The incident occurred at Woodstock High School, prompting a ‘Code Red’ alert.

The student who allegedly stabbed another student last Friday at Woodstock High School has been charged with aggravated assault, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

The 16-year-old sophomore was charged as a juvenile, Lt. Jay Baker said.

School disciplinary action against the suspect was not disclosed, said Cherokee County schools spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby.

The victim was a 16-year-old freshman, officials said.

The incident prompted officials to issue a “Code Red” alert for the high school and neighboring Woodstock Middle School.

The call came to authorities about 1:18 p.m., Sheriff Frank Reynolds said. A fight started in a bathroom and spilled into the hallway.

Officials arrested the suspect, who ran from the school, while he walked near his home.

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