Student, 16, Stabs Security Officer During Brawl

TRENTON, N.J.

A fight between two groups of girls at Trenton Central High School resulted in a campus security officer being stabbed in the arm.

ABC News affiliate WPVI reports that the incident, which occurred around 10:10 a.m. on Jan. 26, began when two 15-year-old girls were involved in a fight. While that was happening, a fight between two other girls, 15 and 16, broke out.

Authorities said security officers interrupted the fights and held the students against the lockers. However, during that time, the 16-year-old reportedly pulled a knife from her bra.

The other girls broke free and began running away once the knife was revealed, with the 16-year-old student in pursuit.

At this time, 42-year-old Tyrone McNeese, who was running toward the area to assist his colleagues, collided with one of the 15-year-old girls and both fell to the ground. The 16-year-old then tried to stab the 15-year-old, but instead stabbed McNeese in the arm.

One of the 15-year-olds tried to arm herself with a pair of scissors; however, she was subdued by the security officers, reports WPVI.

The 16-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. The 15-year-old who tried to arm herself with scissors was also charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon. Another 15-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct/fighting.

The high school was locked down during the incident. No other students or faculty were injured.

McNeese was treated and released from the hospital for his injury.

Police seized additional weapons from the girls’ lockers.

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