ST. JOHN’S — Although police are yet to issue charges, the mother of a teenaged boy is determined to seek redress for her son, allegedly stabbed by a teenage girl in Barbuda.
A violent confrontation between the two Sir McChesney George Secondary School students ended with the boy being hospitalised.
Reliable sources said the teenagers were arguing at school Monday morning, after one student insulted the other’s mother.
The argument carried over to a session at the Antigua & Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education Barbuda branch and escalated into a full-blown fight.
With what was described as a sharpened animal bone, the girl, said to be about 17 years old, stabbed her male schoolmate four times about the body: twice in the back, once in his arm, and once in his side.
He was admitted to the Hannah Thomas Hospital, treated and released with stitches.
The source said the schoolgirl appeared to also have been injured in the incident as she was seen with a bandaged hand.
Police at the Barbuda Station confirmed that no one has been charged in relation to the incident.
A police inspector explained that, as a small community, some Barbudans often wish not to press charges and rather deal with the incident at a family or community level.
He said that without complying witnesses or a virtual complainant a case often cannot be taken before a judge. (Antigua Observer)