Proctor student charged with attempted felony assault in stabbing
UTICA — The Proctor High School student accused of attacking a classmate with a knife Monday morning has been charged with attempted assault and weapons possession, according to the Utica Police Department.
The 17-year-old male, whose identity was not released due to his young age, will answer his charges in Oneida County Family Court.
Utica Police said the teen attacked an 18-year-old male in a first-floor hallway at Proctor High School at about 10:50 a.m. Monday. The younger male stabbed the other student several times with a knife before teachers reached the pair and separated them, disarming the 17-year-old, police stated.
Following an investigation, police said the 17-year-old has been charged with attempted first-degree assault, a class C felony, and fourth-degree possession of a weapon.
The student who was attacked was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries, authorities stated.
The Utica Police Department will maintain a presence on campus through the rest of the week. Proctor High School also changed their status from an open campus to a closed campus for the week, meaning students will not be allowed to leave the building during free periods or lunches.
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