An 11-year-old student at East Natchitoches received approximately 11 stitches after another student cut him on the arm using a double edged razor blade. He immediately went to the school nurse. After being contacted by the school his mother took him to the hospital for treatment.
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office school resource officers confirmed one juvenile suspect was arrested for aggravated battery as a result of what juvenile investigators are calling horseplay. There was no lockdown issued for the school during this situation, according to Superintendent Dale Skinner.
“It’s an unfortunate situation,” said Skinner. “A child made a very bad decision, but we found no malicious intention. However, we won’t condone it and it will be dealt with.”
The razor blade was given to the suspect by another student who brought it to school. Skinner said the other student is being dealt with as well.