Delaware State Police arrested a 12-year-old student from New Castle, Delaware, following a felony assault that occurred at George Read Middle School on Monday.
On February 5, 2024, at approximately 1:35 p.m., Delaware State Police Troop 2 Youth Aid Detectives were notified of an assault that occurred at George Read Middle School located at 314 East Basin Road, New Castle. The investigation revealed a 12-year-old student used a box cutter that she had brought from home and assaulted an 11-year-old student while they were in class. The suspect was removed from the classroom by teachers.
The victim was taken to an area hospital by his parent, where he was treated for an injury to his face.
On February 7, 2024, the 12-year-old student turned herself in at Troop 2 for the below charges. She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released to a guardian on an $8,000 unsecured bond.
- Assault Second Degree (Felony)
- Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
- Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)
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