Anderson Middle School girl allegedly stabs student with scissors

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published January 11, 2019

File photo by Deb Jacques

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BERKLEY — A 13-year-old boy was stabbed with a pair of scissors in an incident at Anderson Middle School Jan. 8, according to the Berkley Public Safety Department.

The department was called to the school, located at 3205 Catalpa Drive, at approximately 1:52 p.m. The assailant allegedly was a 13-year-old girl.

According to the police report, the wound to the boy's back, described as a puncture, was being treated by Alliance Mobile Health paramedics.

Berkley Public Safety Department Detective Sgt. Andrew Hadfield said that an argument had occurred in a classroom that led to the incident.

The report further states that the boy told public safety officers he accidently bumped into the girl before class started, and when he turned around, she stabbed him with scissors.

“She was separated and taken to the station and interviewed by the officers with her mother present,” Hadfield said. “She was taken to (Oakland County) Children’s Village last night and had a hearing today (Jan. 9).”

Hadfield said the girl was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. She had a hearing Jan. 9 at the Oakland County Circuit Court Juvenile Division to determine if she should be held in Children’s Village or be released until her next pretrial hearing Jan. 15. Hadfield said the decision was made to keep her in Children’s Village until then.

According to the police report, the girl stated that she didn’t stab the student but used her hand, in which she had the open scissors, to move the boy out of her way.

As for the boy, Hadfield said he was doing OK after he had been taken to Beaumont Hospital.

“My understanding is he’s been released from the hospital,” Hadfield said.

In a letter sent to the parents of Anderson Middle School students after the incident, Principal Michael Ross said the student who “caused harm” was removed from school pending the outcome of an investigation.

“We will enforce the District’s Student Code of Conduct and policies as necessary once the investigation is complete,” he said. “Student safety is of the utmost importance at AMS. Please remind your children that if they ever hear or see anything suspicious or unsafe, to immediately report it to a trusted adult.”

The district’s student code of conduct states that “possession or use of a dangerous weapon” would result in the expulsion of a student.

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