Student stabbed at Bessemer City High School, suspect arrested


BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The student has been charged with assault in the first degree, and possession of a weapon on school property. Her name will not be released because she is a minor.

ORIGINAL: A student has been stabbed at Bessemer City High School, Chief Deputy Mike Roper confirmed.

According to Roper, the student was stabbed in the leg by another student. Roper said the stabbing suspect has been arrested. She is a student at Bessemer City High School.

Roper said the student used a small knife. The stabbing happened in the parking lot near the football field.

The injured student was transported to a local hospital. The incident happened around 2:12 p.m.

Michael Freeman, a Bessemer City High School student, said that this type of crime doesn’t happen here.

“It don’t make any sense. It’s just it’s ridiculous because we started the year off so good, you know, we just bad choices like that only make everything consistent, you know. It just keeps going on with the fights, especially like I said if it’s a senior, it’s just not a wise choice,” said Freeman.

Bessemer City Schools Superintendent Dr. Fred Primm Jr. released a statement saying:

“We are working with Bessemer Police during the investigation. This is an isolated incident and not a bigger or broader incident. We are in the fact-finding phase. This happened at the end of the school day. We will treat this like every other incident. Students will be disciplined. Police will handle the criminal aspect if necessary.”

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