Feedback: Beaver River Student Accused Of Stabbing Another Student With Pencil

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A 12 year old Beaver River Central School male student is accused of stabbing another student with a pencil.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Department charged the boy with third-degree assault.

"It is considered a dangerous instrument so it does fit the statute," said Undersheriff James Monnat.

The boy allegedly stabbed the 13 year old in the back on May 28 inside the school.

According to Undersheriff Monnat, both students went to their next class.

Following the class, the alleged victim told a faculty member about the incident and was sent to the principal's office, Monnat said.

Monnat, who was unaware of a motive, said neither student was removed from school.

He said the alleged victim later sought medical treatment for the injury, which the sheriff's department described as minor.

It's unclear what the school did about the stabbing, but Monnat said the alleged victim's family brought the case to the sheriff's department on June 2.

The suspect was issued an appearance ticket.

"It's not normal for us to handle a lot of in-school incidents such as this. However, it was serious enough that the parents thought that the police should get involved in this case," said Monnat.

District Superintendent Leueen Smithling said the school opened an investigation consistent with the student code of conduct.

Smithling said she's unable to disclose if the district disciplined the student because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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