A Splendora Middle School student suffered minor injuries when another student reportedly attempted to stab him over an online argument that began over the weekend.
Splendora ISD issued a letter to parents Monday morning, Oct. 23, regarding the incident. The letter, from Superintendent Jeff Burke, reads:
Over the weekend, an online altercation between two students escalated at school this morning, resulting in one of the students bringing a knife to school, unfortunately leading to an injury of another student. Staff on duty reacted immediately, and the assailant was restrained. The assailant has been transported to the Montgomery County Juvenile Center.
Please rest assured that the appropriate authorities are involved. We are reviewing our security protocols to ensure a proactive and comprehensive approach to maintaining a safe learning environment. We will have additional police and counseling personnel on campus for the time being for further support.
Your trust in us regarding the safety of your children is of utmost importance, and we remain fully committed to providing a secure and conducive learning environment for all our students. We will keep you updated on our ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in our school community.
According to sources close to the situation, the injured student fortunately was only nicked by the blade when the other student reportedly tried to stab him. The injured student did not require medical treatment at a hospital and was released to his parents.
As the two students are minors, their identities will not be released.