Juvenile stabbed outside high school; suspect in custody

Published 1:00 pm Saturday, January 7, 2023

Deputies and investigators of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing Friday evening at Unaka High School.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. while a basketball game was taking place at the school. Some juveniles were involved in an altercation outside the school and during the fight one juvenile stabbed another juvenile. A CCSO deputy was on scene at the game and summoned additional officers and investigators to respond to the incident.

The injured juvenile was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries to the upper right leg. The suspect juvenile was taken into custody at the scene.

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“The investigation into this incident is ongoing and charges are pending,” Sheriff Mike Fraley said.