MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Police said a fight between two Coral Springs High School students Friday afternoon led to the stabbing of one of the students involved.
The injured student had to be rushed to the hospital with a minor wound to the leg, following a fight in the school’s parking lot, according to police.
Coral Springs Police confirmed to CBS4 News that the suspected stabber used a knife during the attack and will be charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Police also confirmed that the dispute was over a girl. Police said it will be up to prosecutors to determine if the student is charged as a juvenile or as an adult.
CBS 4 News spoke with a couple of student-athletes who were getting ready for baseball practice when the cops arrived and sorted out the incident. They too heard that the fight erupted over a girl.
“It’s over something stupid,” student Dominic Melazzi said. “It’s over a girl? You really are gonna over that extreme to stab someone over a girl? It’s high school.”
Students said something like this can have major consequences.
“It’s not worth it,” said student Jimi Berisko. “You can ruin your whole life with something like this. It’s just not worth it.”
This incident once again shines a spotlight on school safety and weapons on campus. These students say they generally feel safe at school but not all the time.
“In classrooms, yes,” Melazzi said. “When I’m out of class, sometimes I don’t because I know fights can break out anywhere and anything can happen.”
Nadine Drew, Public Information Officer for Broward County schools, released the following statement on the stabbing:
“Today, following dismissal at Coral Springs High School, two students were involved in a mutual altercation in the school’s parking lot that resulted in one student receiving a stab wound to the leg. School administrators and School Resource Officers responded immediately to bring the situation under control. The injured student was transported to a local hospital. The school continues to work with law enforcement in its ongoing investigation. In addition, disciplinary consequences will be in accordance with the Code Book of Student Conduct.”
The school is located in the 7200 block of West Sample Road.