Friends say suspect in campus stabbing was bullied

Friends say suspect in campus stabbing was bullied

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by GLENN COUNTS / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on October 6, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 11:26 AM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The campus of Clinton Junior College in Rock Hill is reeling over a fight that sent one student to the hospital the other to jail.

Jasmine Smith, 19, has been charged with attempted murder after police say she stabbed Adavia Galloway, 19, in the upper arm hitting an artery.

"I was very surprised for the simple fact that, that's not even her. She's not a violent person," said Quatisha Jordan a friend of Smith.

Jordan Royster is a friend of both students he believes that Smith may have been pushed into a corner because she was bullied.

"It's a tragedy a lot of chaos and commotion that went to the next level," said Royster. “One thing led to another and after that she just felt that her life was in danger," he said.

Galloway was taken to Piedmont Medical Center where she underwent emergency surgery and a blood transfusion.

Rock Hill Police say they are looking into the bullying allegations; school officials are doing the same thing.

Their friends are worried this incident could affect the education of both students.

"The situation could have been resolved she didn't have to stab her like that.  They both was good girls everybody knew them," said Royster.

Jordan agrees, "She was telling me about stuff that was going on and she reported it once that she was having problems with the girl."


 

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