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Athens Drive Student Stabbed, Schools Spokesman Says

Posted December 5, 2007

— An Athens Drive High School student was taken to a local hospital Wednesday after he was stabbed in the back of the shoulder by another student, a spokesman for the Wake County Public School System said.

The stabbing happened about 1 p.m. when two male students started arguing and one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed the other, schools spokesman Bill Poston said.

The teacher immediately notified administrators and called police, he said.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Raleigh police said. The other student was placed in police custody. Police are investigating to determine whether to file criminal charges.

Initial reports from the Raleigh Police Department indicated the student was stabbed in the leg with a pen or pencil.


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  • lekd23 Dec 6, 2007

    I'm not really sure where I stand on Athens Drive at the moment, I am a student at ADHS, and I'm afraid the school is going downhill, it used to be pretty decent, well always have ignorant kids, but now its getting ridiculous to the point that after this stabbing, we got rumors about a possible school shooting to occur.

  • bhathcoc Dec 6, 2007

    Continue from previous blog entry. All you clueless staff at Athens Drive and parents would welcome a metal detector. I guess you are the parents that kids say they cant't talk to. Oh, and respect works both ways between teachers and students.

  • bhathcoc Dec 6, 2007

    Why do parents automatically assume it is the parents fault for not raising their kids right. It amazes me how all these blog entries and you opinions are based on what you read. What gives you the right to comment on something or someone when you don't even know them or their parents. Well I do know the student who stabbed the boy. He was raised in private school and this is his first year in public school. Did you know that the kid he stabbed beat the mess out of him and started the fight. Do you know that this kid who stabbed the other boy was scared for his life. Because of the parents that don't teach their kids about bullying, this would have never happened. This is a very respectful kid who is very well mannered and has great parents. This type of behaviour from him is shocking. The boy was bullied and threatened daily and was scared for his life. He was pushed to the point where his only recourse was to defend for himself the best way he knew how. Self defense is not a crime.

  • jeffthompson Dec 6, 2007

    To bad this is just a fact of life now...in rural america and urban areas...not saying its good...but it is never gonna get any better...maybe if some of these people trying to keep up with the Jones's...would maybe stay home and raise their children properly...they might turn out better.

  • Beeyatcchh Dec 6, 2007

    This is the 2nd stabbing at this school this year.

  • Andromeda Dec 5, 2007

    Of course they should file criminal charges! No matter how old these kids are, they need to understand that when you commit a crime, you can't get away with it! What a terrible lesson for the kid with the knife! People wonder how criminals are created. Mystery solved.

  • Scarecrow Cow Dec 5, 2007

    Sometimes I wonder how I made it out of highschool alive. Mine had gunfights, not knives.

  • ADHS Dec 5, 2007

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I go to Athens Drive and that it is a great school. Just because schools are public do not mean they are bad places to be. This is just one incident that had occurred and it is not right of people to judge Athens Drive or public schools on two kids stupid mistakes. To Apex guy: it was a knife, in the back of the shoulder.
    To all: Yeah they should both be expelled from school, and the kid who stabbed the other kid should be charged with possession of a weapon and for attempted murder. Its scary that there are people out there that want to blow up and shoot up schools, but honestly I am not afraid at Athens. They handled everything well.

    Secondly, I went to Dillard Drive middle (where the "segregation" occurred) and it is also a good school. If anyone thinks this is something against Blacks or Hispanics watch the video again. The principle IS Black! She handled the situation in the way she felt it should be handled and that should be enough.

  • Myrrdin Dec 5, 2007

    "The mind is a terrible thing to waste!!"

    Or as the comedian Bob Nelson said: "The mind is a terrible thing. And it must be stopped. In our lifetime. Before it kills somebody."

  • PeaceOut2017 Dec 5, 2007

    Wondering if this was a hispanic on black or black on hispanic hate crime. If so they should of heeded the advice from the "Principal Separates Black, Hispanic Students After Fight; ACLU Weighs in" story.