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18-year-old high school student arrested for stabbing classmate

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An 18-year-old female student has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed a fellow student with a knife at a high school in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture,.

According to police, the incident occurred at the Musashino Academia Musicae High School at around 1 p.m. Thursday, Fuji TV reported. Police said the suspect stabbed the victim, also 18, in the left side, in the nurse’s office, which was unoccupied at the time. The girl was taken to hospital where doctors said her wound is not life-threatening.

School officials said the incident took place during lunch break. A teacher heard screams coming from the nurse’s office found the victim collapsed on the floor while the suspect was standing by her with a knife in her hand.

The two are in the same homeroom class and both are studying percussion. Teachers said there had been no evidence of any trouble between the two. Police said the suspect has so far given no motive, other than to say she wanted to kill her classmate.

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In America you commit this crime at age 18, you get locked up in Juvenille detention. I bet we don't hear the results.

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Well, the fact that the teachers said "there had been no evidence of any trouble between the two" shows how little the teachers know what is going on in the school. This incident can hardly be the result of some whim on the part of the perpetrator.

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In America you commit this crime at age 18, you get locked up in Juvenille detention. I bet we don't hear the results.

If you knife another kid at school at age 13 you go to juvie.

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@N45

In America you commit this crime at age 18, you get locked up in Juvenille detention.

This is far from true. First, at 18 years of age you will be tried as an adult. Second, while the cases typically fall out of popular news once it goes to court, if you are interested in it, you can always still track the outcome of the trial.

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Give this criminal at least 6 years in prison.

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Give this criminal at least 6 years in prison.

I guess that would save money on holding a trial.

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18 is an adult crime

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