MANSFIELD, Texas - A student at Worley Middle School in Mansfield remains hospitalized after being stabbed by another student with a pair of scissors.
The Mansfield Independent School District confirmed it happened Monday around dismissal time in the school’s cafeteria.
The 13-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital. A relative told FOX 4 the scissors hit an artery in her face and she remains in the ICU at a local hospital. Her injuries are life-threatening, the family said.
Mansfield ISD only released a statement about what happened and would not answer questions or go on camera.
“Incidents of this nature are taken very seriously and the appropriate consequences will be given to anyone and everyone involved in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct,” the district said. “The safety and security of our students and staff will always remain top priority.”
The district said campus police responded immediately. The juvenile male student involved in the stabbing was taken into custody.
Sources tell FOX 4 the 15-year-old suspect made an initial appearance before a judge in Tarrant County juvenile court and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The district attorney’s office will consider whether to charge him as an adult.
Mansfield ISD would not release any details about the suspect, the victim or the circumstances that led up to the stabbing, citing privacy laws. The district also would not say if extra security was added at the school.
The school does have video of the incident from security cameras but it will not be released because it’s part of the investigation, the school district said.
The victim’s family has asked for privacy.