More details are emerging from the early morning stabbing of a female TISD student on a school bus in Texarkana.
UPDATE AT 3:15 p.m. – The victim has been released from the hospital into her parents care. The accused has been arrested for Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon and taken to JDC.
Press Release from Tina Veal Gooch:
Around 7:50 a.m., on Bus 601 (which was subbing for Bus 587 routes) at 22nd Street & Hazel, three (3) female high school students got into a fight fairly quickly upon entering the bus. It appears that the incident began via Facebook social posts last night and continued to the morning.
The victim was stabbed between 5 – 8 times (# still pending) and was immediately taken to CHRISTUS St. Michael Health Care System. Her wounds have been treated and the family is waiting on a physician to determine if any surgery will be necessary. Texas High School Principal Brad Bailey has been with the family most of the morning.
The accused was taken into custody by the Texarkana ISD Police Department. At present, she is still be interviewed and all paperwork is being prepared to take her to Bi-State Justice to go before a judge and the arrest be made. We are not certain of what the final charge will be but it could possibly be Aggravated Assault. Confirmation on the weapon used was a standard pocket knife.
The third student was questioned and released.
All other students on the bus (est. 25) were removed and transported via bus to our Bus Department area and questioned as to what they saw, heard, etc. so that a final incident report could be completed. Mr. Bailey, THS Principal, contacted all parents of those students to have them sent home for the day given what they experienced this morning.
It was reported earlier that the driver of the bus believed that 2 female students planned the attack on the 1 female that was attacked as she boarded the bus. The investigation into the incident continues.