ESHS student charged after knife incident with schoolmate
BVI News understands that a 16-year-old male student of the Elmore Stoutt High School was arrested and charged after an alleged altercation in which he attempted to stab one of his schoolmates.
Information reaching our news centre is that there is a second perpetrator involved but he hasn’t been charged. Our news centre also understands that the disagreement is over an alleged video that is being circulated in the school community.
Reports are that both the young man who was charged and his friend were attempting to fight a fellow student at a gas station in the community. Police officers were called to the scene where they reportedly observed the 16-year-old with a knife.
It’s reported that the officers told the young man to surrender the weapon but he refused and pocketed it. When the officers attempted to retrieve the knife, the 16-year-old tossed it to his friend, BVI News was told.
Our sources say the students were still trying to stab their schoolmate in the presence of the police officers.
After the unsuccessful attempt to stab their schoolmates, the two young men reportedly ran from the scene. It’s understood that students helped the police identify the boys.
The 16-year-old was later arrested and charged. It’s understood he was released on bail thereafter.