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Athens Drive Student Stabbed, Schools Spokesman Says

Posted December 5, 2007 3:42 p.m. EST
Updated December 5, 2007 6:25 p.m. EST

— 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.