Glen Burnie High student is stabbed with scissors in scuffle with two others

November 15, 2008|By Nicole Fuller | Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com

A student at Glen Burnie High School was stabbed in the head yesterday afternoon during a scuffle with two other students outside the school, officials said.

The victim, a 17-year-old male sophomore whose name was not released, was stabbed in the head with a pair of scissors immediately after dismissal, said Bob Mosier, an Anne Arundel County schools spokesman.

Anne Arundel County paramedics were called about 2:15 p.m. to the school in the 7500 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., where the student was suffering from a wound to the head, said Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia, a Fire Department spokesman.

A staff member broke up the scuffle, and the school resource officer detained two other male students - a sophomore and a junior - alleged to have been involved in the incident, Mosier said.

The victim was conscious and talking, and received treatment from the school nurse before being transported as a precaution to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries, said Tobia and Mosier.

"It appears to be an isolated incident," Mosier said. "In talking to the administration, it doesn't appear to be any long-running feud or anything like that."

Mosier said police are interviewing the two students believed to have been involved, and the school's principal had visited the victim and his family at the hospital.

"Our concern at this point is first and foremost for the welfare of this student who was injured," Mosier said. "The disciplinary process and the whole investigative process need to run its course."

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