Girl whips out butcher knife in mid­dle school fight

No se­ri­ous in­juries, three 13-year-olds charged in in­ci­dent

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Michelle Kim

Three mid­dle- school- aged Cov­ing­ton girls were charged in a fight where one girl wielded a butcher knife, ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Two of the 13- year- old girls were charged with af­fray fight­ing, a mis­de­meanor, and the third was charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault, a felony. No one was se­ri­ously in­jured, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Mark Mitchell of the NCSO.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Feb. 15 in the Au­tumn Way neigh­bor­hood just af­ter the ju­ve­niles stepped off the school bus.

The girls be­gan fight­ing af­ter they filed off the bus. The fight broke up and one of the girls then re­port­edly went to her home and came out with a butcher knife. The knife was de­scribed as hav­ing a seven-inch blade and a black han­dle, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

She con­fronted the other girls and al­legedly took a swing at them with the knife, said Mitchell. The girls were pulled apart by wit­nesses, and al­though they did sus­tain su­per­fi­cial in­juries from the tus­sle, there were no se­ri­ous in­juries.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the fight did not seem to be gang re­lated.

Re­ports in­di­cated there were no in­di­ca­tions of drugs or sub­stances in­volved.

The ju­ve­niles were turned over to their par­ents and guardians af­ter the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said Mitchell.

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