Former Evansville student formally charged for attempted stabbing of school administrator
EVANSVILLE, Wis. — An 18-year-old from Evansville accused of attempting to stab a school administrator was formally charged Wednesday, according to court documents.
Katelyn M. Frame, 18, was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon, according to court documents.
On Oct. 19, police responded to Evansville High School on South 5th Street where the school was on lockdown after Frame, a former student, had repeatedly threatened an assistant principal and was in possession of a knife, officials said.
Upon arrival, Frame asked to see Assistant Principal Brian Cashore privately in his office. Cashore allowed Frame, who was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and appeared shaky and agitated, to come into his office, according to court records.
Cashore reported to police that he was worried that Frame had a weapon when he noticed Frame kept both hands inside the front pocket of the sweatshirt. When Cashore asked Frame what was in the pocket, Frame said it was just a cellphone, according to court documents.
Frame’s counselor, Faith Mattison, then called the phone and instructed Frame to give the phone to whoever was in the room. Mattison told Cashore that Frame had been calling her that morning with homicidal thoughts, records show.
Mattison told Cashore that it was not safe for him to be alone with Frame. Cashore told police that he quickly stepped out of his office and called for Principal Jason Knott to assist him. After Cashore hung up with the counselor, he saw a portion of a knife inside Frame’s sweatshirt, officials said.
Cashore put distance between himself and Frame — even putting a chair between the two of them — and Frame suddenly lifted the knife and started charging at Cashore in an attempt to stab him, according to court documents.
Cashore and Knott were able to pry the knife from Frame’s hands. Officers report that the knife was approximately 9.5 inches long, according to court documents.
Evansville Community School District has issued a temporary restraining order and injunction, according to court documents
Since the incident, the school staff held a meeting to discuss security with police.
According to court documents, Frame identifies as male and prefers to be called Cayden Frame.
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