Stabbing incident mars N.J. middle school basketball game

Stabbing incident mars N.J. middle school basketball game


Stabbing incident mars N.J. middle school basketball game


EATONTOWN, N.J. – A middle school student was taken to the hospital for treatment of a stab wound.

Det. Lieutenant Theresa Healy said police were called to Memorial Middle School in Eatontown early Friday evening for a report of aggravated assault.

“Upon arrival, they located a juvenile victim, who stated that he had been stabbed by another juvenile. The victim was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment of a superficial wound. The accused juvenile was taken into custody without incident,” said Healy.

Healy said the accused juvenile was charged but did not offer further details.

The event occurred at a basketball game at the middle school. On the District’s website, the boy’s basketball schedule lists a home game against Keyport with a 4:45 p.m. tip-off on Dec. 4.

According to District Superintendent Scott T. McCue, the injured student was back home with his family Saturday. McCue said the accused juvenile involved in the incident is not part of their school system.

“Eatontown Public Schools is deeply disappointed and saddened by the incident that occurred between two juvenile students during the boys’ basketball game last evening. The reported incident involving a Memorial School student who was injured and a student who does not attend our school system in no way reflects the safe and caring schools in our community. We also are thankful for the immediate response by police, first aid, and other emergency responders,” McCue said in an email.


More USA TODAY High School Sports