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Student attacked with scissors at Charlotte school, police say

A student was stabbed with a pair of scissors during a fight at a charter school in southwest Charlotte this week, police said.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A student is facing charges after police said they stabbed another student with scissors at a charter school in southwest Charlotte on Tuesday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to Steele Creek Preparatory Academy on Shopton Road a few minutes after 11 a.m. on Sept. 13 for a reported stabbing. When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old who had been cut during the alleged assault. According to the police report, the victim suffered bruises and scratches during the assault and refused treatment by Medic. 

CMPD hasn't announced what led to the assault. A suspect was taken into custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident. The suspect's name has not been released due to their age. 

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Colleen Reynolds, spokesperson for Steele Creek Preparatory Academy gave WCNC Charlotte a statement describing the incident as “a minor altercation between two students Tuesday. There were no serious injuries, and all appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken. Safety and security is our number one priority and while the situation was quickly brought under control, as a precautionary measure, we contacted EMS. No other students were involved and there was never any danger to other students.”

The investigation is ongoing. Any person with information about this incident is asked to call CMPD's Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

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