EAST BRUNSWICK – A 17-year-old girl has been charged with stabbing a 15-year-old classmate at the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School in East Brunswick.
The 17-year-old, whose name is being withheld due to her age, has been charged with juvenile delinquency for attempted murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to a statement released by the Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department.
The teenager was charged after she stabbed the 15-year-old during an altercation in a girls’ restroom at the high school on March 22, officials said.
The victim was taken to University Hospital in Newark.
The 17-year-old remains in custody at the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center in North Brunswick.
The incident is being investigated by Detective Kimberly DiParisi of the East Brunswick Police Department and Detective Joseph Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. Anyone with information should call DiParisi at 732-390-6900 or Chesseri at 732-745-3115.
The 17-year-old defendant will be required to appear before a Superior Court Judge in Family Court. Juvenile hearings are not open to the public.