BUFFALO, NY – A 16-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to a stabbing incident that took place in September at a culinary arts school.
According to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, a 16-year-old female from Buffalo pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, to one count of assault.
The stabbing took place during a fight between the girl and a 17-year-old female inside a school bathroom.
During a fight, the defendant stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife on Tuesday, September 13, at approximately 12:14 p.m.
With the intent to cause physical injury, the defendant stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife. The incident occurred in the women’s restroom at the Buffalo School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management on West Huron Street in the City of Buffalo.
The 17-year-old female victim was transported by ambulance to Oishei Children’s Hospital. She spent two days in the hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds to her backside.
The name of the suspect was not released by police due to her age.
“I want the youth in our community to understand that there are serious consequences to engaging in any criminal behavior – especially inside of a school. This violent behavior will not be tolerated and my office will continue to aggressively prosecute these cases in Youth Part,” said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.
On Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 10:30 a.m., the adolescent offender will be sentenced. In the event that the juvenile offender is not granted youthful offender status at sentencing, the adolescent offender could be sentenced to seven years in prison. It is possible for her to be sentenced to a maximum of 1 1/3 to 4 years of incarceration if she is granted juvenile offender status.
Erie County Youth Services Center continues to hold the adolescent offender without bail. A temporary order of protection, issued on behalf of the victim at arraignment, remains in effect.