Waverly High School students were dismissed early Friday morning following a stabbing in the school’s cafeteria. According to a statement released shortly after noon Friday by district Superintendent Edward Dickens, a stabbing took place between two female students at 7:59 a.m. in the high school cafeteria.
The school was quickly placed on lockdown and students were sent home at 9:45 a.m. after it was determined that no further threat existed.
Pike County Prosecutor, Rob Junk, says charges of Attempted Murder and Felonious Assault have been filed against the suspect, identified as Emily White, 16. She is scheduled to appear in Juvenile Court at 8:30 Monday morning.
The victim remains unidentified by officials. She was first transported to Adena-Pike Medical Center and soon flown to a Columbus area hospital with at least one stab wound to her back.
An unidentified student told our Columbus TV news affiliate ABC 6/FOX 28 that the stabbing was triggered by the suicide of a friend that was bullied. That has not been confirmed to iHeartMedia News by either the police or school.
Below is the full release from Waverly Superintendent Edward Dickens: