published Monday, April 4th, 2011

UPDATED: Student stabbed at Hixson High School

Police stand outside Hixson High School, where a student was stabbed after school today. The student was taken to Erlanger hospital. Staff Photo by Jenna Walker/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Police stand outside Hixson High School, where a student was stabbed after school today. The student was taken to Erlanger hospital. Staff Photo by Jenna Walker/Chattanooga Times Free Press
  • Box cutter used by student during fight
    A Hixson High School student used a box cutter during a fight after school Monday. One student was transported to Erlanger hospital, while the other was taken into custody by Chattanooga Police.

A freshman brought a box cutter to after-school athletic practice and used it to stab a junior at Hixson High School this afternoon, officials said.

The junior was taken to Erlanger hospital with a cut on his arm and the top of his head, said Hamilton County School spokeswoman Danielle Clark. The students, whose names were not released, got into a fight over a previous conflict, Clark said.

One of the students was at the school for baseball practice and the other was playing soccer, but it was not clear which, she said.

The student accused of bringing the box cutter was taken into custody by Chattanooga police, according to Clark.

The student faces disciplinary action from the school system once more details emerge, she said.

“Being at an extracurricular activity is just like being at school,” she said.

She said it’s the first such incident at Hixson High in three or four years.

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sangaree said...

The student wasn't stabbed. The student was cut with the box cutter. At least one news outlet reported the news responsibly and without sensationalizing it.

April 4, 2011 at 9:30 p.m.
ceeweed said...

sangaree, a cut is as fatal as a stab to a major blood vessel. That said, I don't really see your point.

April 5, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
wildcatmom said...

There is more to this story than being reported. These 2 boys have been going back and forth the whole year and has excalated to this. The parents have been trying hard with the school to remedy the situation.

April 5, 2011 at 11:13 a.m.
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