East Texas junior high student is in the hospital after he was stabbed Thursday
afternoon by a fellow student, who was described as a friend of the victim. The
boys went to school at West Rusk junior high in New London. West Rusk officials
say one 13 year old student attacked another from behind during Thursdays lunch
pulled a knife out of his pocket and stabbed at him in the back area" said
West Rusk ISD superintendent Tommy Alexander.
and faculty separated the two.
family took him to the hospital," Alexander.
members of the victim say the school did not call an ambulance.
a child is physically stabbed with something I believe the police and ems are
the first to be called. The school nurse actually called his mother a told her
he'd been punctured with a pencil. The nurse should have contacted EMS , end of
discussion," said the victims aunt, Sonya Hribal.
is just an isolated incident, these boys were good friends supposedly,"
family says the boy had a serious injury when he was taken to a Tyler hospital.
did enter the hospital with a punctured plural cavity, it causes bleeding into
the lung cavity, partially collapsed lung," Sonya says.
of the 13 year old victim are angry at the school district for what they feel
is a nonchalant handling of the whole incident. A written release from the
school to parents said there was an incident , and the situation was under
control. Relatives say school officials tried classify the boys wound as
superficial. Not so says Alexander.
that insinuates that doesn't know what their talking about, I don't think we
could have handled anything any better," he says.
child was hospitalized in Tyler and released Friday. The attacker was taken into
custody by police and remanded to juvenile authorities.