Bay City Central High School student slashes younger peer with knife in school restroom, police say | #students | #parents


BAY CITY, MI — A Bay City Central High School student is in jail after allegedly stabbing a younger peer inside the school.

About 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, staff broke up a fight within a restroom on the second floor of the school at 1624 Columbus Ave. During the fight, a 19-year-old male student slashed a 16-year-old male student twice in the head with a small folding knife, police said.

The victim suffered minor injuries. The assailant also sustained minor facial injuries, as well as a small cut to his hand.

Both teens were treated for their wounds at a local hospital, after which the suspect was arrested by the Bay City Department of Public Safety’s school resource officer.

The two teens are second-cousins and the incident appears to be a continuation of encounters between them, police said.

The suspect’s name is being withheld until he is arraigned in Bay County District Court.

The investigation is ongoing. As far as how the suspect had a knife, Public Safety Capt. Nathan Webster said the school does not have metal detectors.

Bay City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen C. Bigelow said classes were not disrupted by the incident. He declined further comment, deferring matters to police.

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