Two male sixteen year old students at Norland Senior High School in Miami Gardens, Florida, got into an argument in their classroom recently that ended with a stabbing. During the altercation, one of the students allegedly pulled out a hair comb and stabbed the other child. The victim was hospitalized at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Neither of the students’ names has been released.
Another student who witnessed the fight reported that it was over who would get a certain seat in the classroom. He said that one boy stabbed the other in the head with a hair pick, drawing blood. The entire school was put on lockdown until the suspect could be arrested. He has been charged with aggravated battery.
It was barely two months ago that Juan Carlos Rivera, a seventeen year old high school student, was stabbed to death in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida. While these incidents are very disturbing, some good can come of them; they can serve as teaching tools for parents and educators to discuss problem resolution with children. Settling matters with violence is never the right answer. Someone will get hurt and the person striking out may face criminal charges. It is vital that children are taught to control their tempers and settle matters without violence.
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