Kenosha teen who stabbed classmate was punched by victim
KENOSHA, Wis. — Court testimony indicates the 15-year-old boy who stabbed and critically wounded a Kenosha high school classmate brought a knife to school because he felt threatened by the victim.
The Bradford High freshman appeared at a court hearing Wednesday afternoon to determine whether he should remain in custody.
The Kenosha News reported that Juvenile Court intake director Mary Lynn Beier testified that a friendship between the two boys ended over a girl. Beier said the boy in custody was punched in the face during a study hall Tuesday and retaliated by stabbing his attacker, also a 15-year-old freshman.
The boy remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in suburban Milwaukee. Prosecutors are expected to charge the teen as a juvenile with first-degree recklessly endangering safety on Friday.
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