Yokohama District Public Prosecutors on Tuesday sent a 15-year-old middle school student to family court on charges of attempted murder and violation of the sword and firearms control law after an incident in June when she allegedly stabbed a classmate in the side with a knife during class.
According to investigators, the district prosecutors office considered the girl's age and motive, believing the case to be serious but that it shouldn't be handled in the same way as if she were an adult. By bringing the case to a lesser court, the girl will only face the probability of being sent to a reform school or kept under probation.
Investigators in the family court will review the girl's home environment and her personality to determine if she should be tried in juvenile court. The victim was severely injured and has been hospitalized since the incident.© News reports