Bonham Student Used Small Knife in School Stabbing

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - ECISD has released new information about a stabbing at Bonham Junior High School Wednesday afternoon.

ECISD police now believe a 9th grade student used a small knife to stab another 9th grader during a fight just before the end of the school day. ECISD says it was an exacto knife, which are often used in art classes.

Officials originally thought the student was stabbed with a pencil after hearing reports from witnesses.

The student is still facing Aggravated Assault charges and the school will seek expulsion.

The victim of the stabbing received stitches at the hospital and was released Wednesday night. He will face disciplinary action from the school for his involvement in the fight.

The stabbing follows a gun scare at Blanton Elementary and several other weapon hoaxes on other ECISD campuses over the past month.