12-Year-Old Throws Knife at 9-Year-Old During Video Game Argument

By Venus Upadhayaya, Epoch Times
May 6, 2019 Updated: May 6, 2019

Police arrested a 12-year-old boy on May 5 for throwing a knife at a 9-year-old after an argument broke out while they were playing video games in a home in Wichita.

Wichita police said they got a “stabbing call” at 10:39 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. Three boys—13 years, 12 years, and 9 years old, were playing video games in the basement of a house at South Glendale when they got into an argument, reported The Wichita Eagle.

The 13-year-old and the 9-year-old are brothers and were visiting the 12-year-old’s home. In the course of their fight as the 9-year-old was outside the home, the 12-year-old threw a knife at him that hit him at the back.

The victim “received a minor cut to his back” from the attack, said Officer Kevin Wheeler in a statement. The injury was not life-threatening but the boy was still in the hospital when the police checked on him at 12:27 a.m. on Saturday.

The other two boys were not injured in the fight. On Sunday morning police arrested the 12-year-old on suspicion of aggravated battery and aggravated assault, Wheeler said.

“The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office,” the officer said.

The investigation is still underway in the case. “Officers have contacted the boys’ parents and are still conducting interviews as this remains an active investigation,” Wheeler said.

Student Violence

In another case of elementary school children involved in crime, two sixth-grade students were arrested and charged after investigators discovered their plot to shoot students and staff at an elementary school in Tennessee, according to officials.

The investigation first began after the school resource officer for South Cumberland Elementary uncovered a rumor about the possible existence of a “hit list” that contained names of students who were to be shot in a future attack, according to a statement jointly released by Cumberland County Schools and Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.


Posted by Cumberland County Schools, Crossville, TN on Monday, April 29, 2019

Authorities said the investigation did not turn up a “hit list,” but detectives found a hand-drawn map of the school and an alleged plot between two sixth-graders, who have not been identified, to bring weapons, hide them in the locker room, and enter through the back door to shoot faculty and students on the last day of school. Part of their plan was to also commit suicide before law enforcement intervention, officials said.

They also found multiple conversations about the preparation of the alleged plot between the two students in the past two weeks.

Investigators were not able to find weapons at either of the students’ homes. The statement said the parents of both students are very cooperative in assisting school administration and authorities.

“Our first and most important responsibility is to ensure the safety of our students and staff. It was determined that at no time during the investigation students or staff were believed to be in any immediate danger,” Director Janet Graham said in the statement.

Both students were arrested and taken to the Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Facility where they were charged with conspiracy to commit murder. They will remain in custody awaiting a hearing in the Juvenile Court, the statement said.

“We take any threat to students and school faculty very seriously and we will respond, investigate and take swift appropriate action to manage each threat,” Casey Cox, the Cumberland Country sheriff, said in the statement.

Epoch Times reporter Janita Kan contributed to this report.

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