An Ider, Ala., school student is recovering this morning from a knife wound and another is in custody following an argument that escalated to violence.
DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement that school resource officer Wesley Greeson reported that the stabbing happened during an argument in the school gym between two students. The school principal and nurse also were notified.
"The juvenile suspect was detained and was transported to juvenile probation office in Fort Payne," Harris said. "The injured juveniles was treated by the nurse and released to the parents. The juvenile is expected to be okay."
Harris said no further information will be immediately release since it is an ongoing investigation. Harris said DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett came to the scene and all the information from the investigation will be turned over to the him, school board members and the juvenile probation office.
"This is a scary situation to happen at one of our schools," Harris said. "We are glad that the incident was handled quickly and with no other incident. We are thankful to have SROs in all of our school in the county and we are also glad that the juvenile is expected to be okay."
DeKalb County Schools is cooperating with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the DeKalb Juvenile Probation Office. The investigation is ongoing.
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