New details emerge in Clarkston High stabbing

One day after an 18-year-old Clarkston High freshman was stabbed during an on-campus altercation, the DeKalb County School District released a redacted incident report with new details about the fight.

Just as class was about to be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, a dispute between two unidentified students over a cell phone became violent.

According to the incident report released Thursday, the 14-year-old suspect allegedly charged his classmate and stabbed the right side of his face with a pair of scissors.

“The victim received help from staff members as the suspect ran and attempted board a bus set for departure,” according to the report. “The suspect was detained in the bus lane area by officers on the scene.”

He was arrested on an aggravated assault charge and taken to the DeKalb County Juvenile Detention Center. The injured student was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with a non-life threatening wound.

A search for the scissors used in the assault was unsuccessful.

The DeKalb School Police Department is investigating the incident.

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