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Stabbing At Boston Cambridge Rindge And Latin School , 19-Year-Old Arrested

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First Posted: Mar 26, 2014 04:55 PM EDT
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What started out as a verbal altercation between two classmates ended in a stabbing at local Boston Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

The brawl took place during a first period history class Tuesday morning involving two female students, a junior and a senior. As the verbal argument escalated, fellow students and teachers fled to the scene. But before the initial break up of the fight, things were taken too far. One of the girls pulled out a kitchen knife and charged it at her adversary, stabbing her on the shoulder.

The stabber is 19-year-old Jasmine Genty, who was arrested immediately after the incident. Genty faces arraignment in Cambridge District Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on school grounds.

The wounded opponent was rushed to the hospital where she received six stitches. Fortunately, the injuries were minor and the girl has since been released.

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Little is known about what exactly caused the heated argument between the two girls but, according to Cambridge principal Damon Smith, neither girl has a record of violence prior to the incident.

Cambridge police officials have confirmed that the fight is a result of an argument that started Monday and ensued Tuesday. Emails were sent out to the parents of all Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students following the debacle. The parents agree that the situation was handled appropriately and swiftly.

In an interview with CBS Local News, Principal Damon Smith said, "We are a very safe campus. This is extraordinary for our campus to have this level of incident happening. We are a school of 1700 students and so there are arguments and sometimes altercations that do flare up."

For more information on the incident, check out CBS Local's coverage and interview with Cambridge's superintendent and principal.

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