A 15-year-old high school student in Layton could be facing an attempted homicide charge after he allegedly slashed the neck of another student with a razor blade during lunchtime on Thursday.
The two Northridge High School boys had apparently been feuding before Thursday, Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said, when the alleged assailant entered a commons area in the school and slashed the other student. The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance and had to get stitches. His injuries were considered non-life threatening, Lyman said.
The other boy was taken into custody by the school resource officer and booked into juvenile detention center on suspicion of attempted homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon, Lyman said. Principal Brian Hunt told Northridge High School parents in a letter that the attack was “short-lived” because of the resource officer’s quick response. Classes continued as normal throughout the day, and the school wasn’t locked down, Hunt aid.
Lyman said this was the first time that he knows of that the confrontation between the two boys had turned physical.
Hunt said that the alleged assailant’s case would be referred to a case manager for a Safe School policy violation. According to the district’s Safe School policies, the student could be expelled, suspended or placed in an alternative school if found in violation.