On Friday, Oct 5, Davie Fire Rescue and Police responded to a report of a student being stabbed during a fight at Nova High School. According to sources at WSVN Channel 7 News, two students were fighting, then one grabbed a pair of scissors and proceeded to stab the other in the leg. The student that was stabbed was transported to Westside Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries obtained in the altercation. The names of the students involved in this incident will not be reported for privacy’s sake.
The school was placed on a temporary lockdown as students were removed from the area. The student who did the stabbing was detained. “There were minor injuries. There was a lockdown because it’s a school and it’s better to be safe than sorry,” said Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone to the Miami Herald.
The student has been charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to the official incident report provided to The Current by Leone. In the report written by Officer Nicholas Madias, the arresting officer and Nova High School’s School Resource Officer, “on Oct. 5 while on duty as the SRO for Nova HS I was contacted by school security at approx. [4:30 p.m.] that a physical altercation had occurred on campus that resulted in in student/victim [victim’s name redacted] being stabbed by a student later identified as [offender’s name redacted]. The incident occurred at the dismissal of school in the bus loop area located to the rear of the campus”.
The fight was due to rumors that the offender heard about the victim wanting to fight due “to an incident that occurred the previous day Oct. 4. At no time did [offender’s name redacted] notify administration or faculty about this in an attempt to prevent any further incidents”.
The fight was then instigated by the victim, who “struck him [the offender] in the back of the head with a closed fist causing him to trip and fall to the ground,” the victim then proceeded to repeatedly strike the offender in the head. When the arresting officer asked the offender why he had the scissors “in his pocket and not in his book bag,” the offender responded with “he was in fear the [victim’s name redacted] was going to ‘jump’ him after school and that he put the scissors in his back pocket for protection”.
Upon arrest, the offender was transported to the Broward County Juvenile Assessment Center in Fort Lauderdale. According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office website, the Juvenile Assessment Center or JAC “is the central receiving and intake facility for all arrested juveniles in Broward County. The JAC is a 24 hour 7 day a week processing facility for arrested youth. Youth brought to the JAC by law enforcement officers are fingerprinted, photographed and booked. In addition, youth receive assessments of their risk to the public, mental health and substance abuse disorders, and referral to court and community services.”