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Nash teen released from hospital after scalpel attack

Posted March 23, 2012
Updated March 28, 2012

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— A Nash County girl whose throat was cut three days ago while she was at school has been released from the hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.

Jasmine Barnes, 16, was walking to a classroom at Southern Nash High School Tuesday morning when, authorities say, a 15-year-old classmate approached her from behind and cut her with a scalpel.

Barnes was being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, her mother said, because her thyroid had been damaged from the attack.

The suspect, whose name isn't being released because she is being charged as a juvenile, faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder and a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds.

She is expected to appear in juvenile court next month.

Investigators haven't commented on a motive for the attack, but Southern Nash High Principal Connie Bobbitt said the suspect "had an issue" with the victim.

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  • vandykebrune Mar 26, 2012

    All crimes fall under the term "public information". Why is it that simply because the perp is a minor, her name cannot be released? Anyone who wants to can attend her court appearances. This makes no sense.
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    Actually, if she actually goes to trial in juvenile court rather than being transferred to be tried as an adult, the court can close the hearing to the public. In sensitive cases, this is not uncommon.

  • dwr1964 Mar 23, 2012

    All crimes fall under the term "public information". Why is it that simply because the perp is a minor, her name cannot be released? Anyone who wants to can attend her court appearances. This makes no sense.

  • Glass Half Full Mar 23, 2012

    Glad to hear it!

  • mjoyner3 Mar 23, 2012

    That's great news!

  • awood2 Mar 23, 2012

    glad to hear she is going home! Now to heal from the trama from it all. Good luck to her and her family.

  • westernwake1 Mar 23, 2012

    Good news. I hope she is recovering quickly!

  • saywhaaaaat Mar 23, 2012

    Get well soon Miss Barnes. ;)

  • candyappleelixir Mar 23, 2012

    Glad to hear this young lady is doing well. I can only imagine how traumatic it must be to experience something like this.

  • nashville Mar 23, 2012

    That's great news!

  • computer trainer Mar 23, 2012

    Glad to know that she is well enough to be released, but I hope that the damage to the thyroid will not be an issue for the rest of her life.

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