Students leave Woodstock High School after a school lockdown was lifted. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

School stabbing suspect, 16, charged with aggravated assault

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.

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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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