ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A South Florida teen accused of stabbing a classmate 15 times in their school’s bathroom is facing adult charges.
The Palm Beach Post reports the 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a weapon on school property. He’s scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Officials say two employees at Royal Palm Beach High School pulled the attacker off a bloodied student between classes on May 25. The 16-year-old victim was airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center and released several days later.
An arrest report says the attacker told police that he stabbed his former friend because the attacker thought the victim was having sex with a girl he liked. The suspect said he put the folding knife in his backpack the night before the attack.