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Friday, 23 January 2015 - 14:10
Stabbed Amsterdam schoolgirl to remain in hospital
A 14-year-old girl was injured in a stabbing between to School2Care pupils in Nieuw-West yesterday afternoon. The victim will have to stay in the hospital for a few days. A 15-year-old offender was arrested. The two girls got into a fight on the way to the tram stop after school. A spokesperson for Altra College, which the school falls under, called it a "girls quarrel". The 14-year-old victim suffered a punctured lung due to the stabbing. According to director Nicolette Engbers, the girls had been quarreling, but no more than other students. "There was no reason for us to worry about these two students." School2Care is a school for 12- to 17-year-old students who skip a lot of school and need additional guidance. Normally, students are at school between 8:00 and 20:00, but once in a fortnight they are let go at 14:30 due to team meetings. Yesterday was such a day. The school board informed all parents by telephone about the incident yesterday. An internal intervention team spoke to students and teachers today. "The students and staff are all very shocked by what happened," says Enbers. "A number of students were still at school when it happened, so we could inform them directly. All classes will conduct group discussions about the event today, so that we can judge what help individual students need." The school will hold an information meeting for parents and students next week. The school opened as usual this morning.