DeKalb County School District police have a student in custody after another was stabbed at Stephenson Middle School on Wednesday.
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Student stabbed at DeKalb middle school; another in custody

A DeKalb County middle school student is injured and another is in custody after a stabbing on campus, district officials said.

The incident happened Wednesday morning at Stephenson Middle School in Stone Mountain.

“A physical altercation took place ... between two students,” the district said in a statement. “During the altercation, one of the students was cut with scissors and required emergency medical attention.”

The injured student was taken to a hospital. The child’s condition was unknown.

The mother of the 13-year-old girl accused of stabbing the student told AJC.com her daughter has autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. She was not aware of any of the circumstances surrounding the incident Wednesday afternoon.

“I got a call that my child was involved in an altercation and she stabbed another child with scissors,” Donadeen Fongchoy said. “That’s all I know. She’s in the building somewhere. I don’t know what’s going on. I have no clue.”

The mother of teen accused of stabbing a student speaks about deeper problems in the school. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

The DeKalb County School District’s Public Safety Department is investigating. 

No other details were released.

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