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Boy wields knife in fight at Boone Grove High School

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A 17-year-old Boone Grove High School student is facing multiple delinquency charges after the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that he injured another student with a knife during an altercation in a BGHS restroom.

According to police, at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday a staffer heard an altercation in a restroom near the main office and immediately called for additional help, contacting the school resource officer (SRO) by radio.

On entering the restroom, the SRO found two 17-year-old boys, both alternative school students, one of them with a superficial laceration to the abdomen, the other in possession of two knives, police said.

The victim was treated by EMS at the school and released to his parents. The other boy--who police said initiated the altercation--was transported to Porter Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries which he sustained in the scuffle.

Meanwhile, BGHS administration proceeded with a normal school day after determining “the school setting was safe and no other students were in danger,” police said.

The PCSP said that, after conferring with juvenile prosecutors, delinquency charges of battery with a deadly weapon, intimidation with a deadly weapon, and possession of a knife on school property will be pursued against the boy who initiated the altercation.

“Boone Grove High School administration has contacted all parents involved as well as sent a message out to the parent community to inform them of the situation,” police said.


Posted 2/7/2019




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