Student stabbed at Wilson Southern Middle School

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A 14 year old  student was stabbed several times in the torso and arm by another student at Wilson Southern Middle School in Spring Township, Berks County this morning. The victim was able to able to identify his attacker, also a 14 year-old student at the school. The school was placed in lockdown, as per district policy, and police were provided with a picture of the alleged assailant. Officers from the Spring Township Police Department conducted a room to room search for the suspect and made sure all students and staff were safe. The suspect was apprehended off campus in the area of Shakepeare Drive and Tennyson Avenue. They recovered the weapon, a pocket knife, allegedly used in the assault on a roof not far from the school.

The victim was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment and is currently listed in stable condition and is undergoing treatment for his injuries.  The injuries are described as non-life threatening.

School district officials and police notified parents and residents of the incident using an automated dialing alert system.  All students from both Wilson Southern Middle School and the adjoining Cornwall Terrace Elementary school were dismissed.

Police say the incident was not a random act of violence, rather one student specifically targeting another student.


  • anonymous

    Was it a blacque "assault" knife? Maybe these need to be banned too. How dare that knife "assault" somebody like that at a school… where's the outrage?

    • ken

      Knives, like firearms are not the problem. Lack of family or family as stupid as their scions are the problem. Thank you, LBJ. Your "Great Society" which is neither has bred sub-human losers who, through no fault of their own lack the ability to see a future for themselves or anyone else. We replaced responsible fathers with checks. Checks don't teach respect. Enjoy your free stuff, people, you local undertakers are grateful.

  • Jim Gohn

    Holy Crap! The problem in the schools and society in general today has nothing to do with weapons or any other inanimate object, it has to do with RESPECT and that folks starts at home. When I was in school we took bows and guns to school for after school activities all the time and I carried a pocket Knife every day. No one was killed or injured.

    I even got my ass beat once and never even considered pulling out my knife. Why? Because my Dad tough me respect for life, myself and others. He also tough me that it takes an ass whopin to give one. These gangsta wannabe types need to quit being cowards an using weapons because their afraid of getting the ass kicked.

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