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15-Year-Old Being Charged with Attempted Criminal Homicide for Stabbing at Overton High School

4/22/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A 15-year-old Overton High School freshman is being charged at Juvenile Court with attempted criminal homicide for inflicting a stab wound to the neck of a fellow 14-year-old freshman in the school’s gymnasium at 1 p.m. today.

The 14-year-old is in critical condition and was rushed to surgery at a local hospital.

The 15-year-old had minor injuries to his hands and was treated at another local hospital before being brought to police headquarters. He declined to be interviewed. The motive for the stabbing has not been determined.

Surveillance video from the school shows the victim walk across the gym floor up to the 15-year-old, who then stabbed him almost immediately. School staff began rendering aid to the 14-year-old and called for School Resource Officer Steve Snitzer. Snitzer quickly responded from another part of the building and worked to control the student’s bleeding while an ambulance responded.

The 15-year-old walked out of the gym to a hallway where he was called out by a staff member. The 15-year-old stopped and surrendered the folding blade knife. He was then taken to a different area of the school where responding Midtown Hills Precinct officers took him into custody.

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