A 17-year-old Boone
Grove High School student is facing multiple delinquency charges after the
Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that he injured another student with a
knife during an altercation in a BGHS restroom.
police, at 9:46 a.m. Wednesday a staffer heard an altercation in a restroom
near the main office and immediately called for additional help, contacting
the school resource officer (SRO) by radio.
On entering the
restroom, the SRO found two 17-year-old boys, both alternative school
students, one of them with a superficial laceration to the abdomen, the
other in possession of two knives, police said.
The victim was
treated by EMS at the school and released to his parents. The other boy--who
police said initiated the altercation--was transported to Porter Regional
Hospital for treatment of injuries which he sustained in the scuffle.
administration proceeded with a normal school day after determining “the
school setting was safe and no other students were in danger,” police said.
The PCSP said that,
after conferring with juvenile prosecutors, delinquency charges of battery
with a deadly weapon, intimidation with a deadly weapon, and possession of a
knife on school property will be pursued against the boy who initiated the
“Boone Grove High
School administration has contacted all parents involved as well as sent a
message out to the parent community to inform them of the situation,” police