Altercation between teens ends in stabbing, arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A pair of teen boys at Minden High School took a verbal altercation to the physical level Tuesday afternoon, resulting in the stabbing of one of those involved.

“A 14-year-old and a 15-year-old went back and forth for a while until they got into an area of the school that wasn’t covered by a camera,” Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper said. “The 15-year-old pulled out a little paring knife, I assume he brought it with him from the house. He stabbed the 14-year-old seven times … four on one side, two on the other side and one on the side of his head behind his ear.”

Cropper said the small blade was bent and did not penetrate too far into the younger boy’s head.

He said Lt. Tokia Whiting-Harrison, School Resource Officer at MHS, was on top of the incident quickly. Webster Parish Sheriff’s Resource Officer responded, as well as MPD detectives.

“The 14-year-old is going to be fine,” he said. “He was transported to Minden Medical Center, but he does have stab wounds on both sides of his body. I was told they were non-life-threatening injuries.”

Cropper said the 15-year-old will be transported to Ware Youth Center in Coushatta on a charge of attempted second degree homicide.

“He had some type of Marijuana,” said the chief, “so he will be charged with possession of Sch. I, also.”