Friday, 01 March 2024

Student arrested for assault with a razor blade

LAKEPORT – A teenager who slashed another student with a razor blade has been arrested.


Lakeport Police arrested the 14-year-old boy, whose name is not being released because he is underage, on April 28.


Lt. Brad Rasmussen said police received a report just after 1 p.m. April 28 from Terrace Middle School that the student allegedly had attacked another male juvenile.


Two officers were dispatched to the school, where the vice principal had both students in the office, Rasmussen said.


The investigation revealed that the 14-year-old had allegedly made a derogatory comment to the younger boy, whose back was turned. Rasmussen said that when the 13-year-old turned around to ask what was being said, the older boy opened his wallet, pulled out a small razor blade and slashed at him.


The razor blade hit the back of the 13-year-old's left hand, causing a half-inch slash that went through the skin.


“It wasn't a real serious injury,” said Rasmussen.


The boy's mother took him to Sutter Lakeside Hospital afterward, but police received no further information about the injury, Rasmussen said.


“We ended up arresting the 14-year-old suspect for assault with a deadly weapon and he was booked into juvenile hall,” said Rasmussen.


Police have had no previous contact with the young suspect, Rasmussen said.


This is the first year that Lakeport Police has not had a school resource officer. That position, formerly held by Officer Jarvis Leishman, had to be rolled back into regular patrol, with two other positions unfilled.


Rasmussen said it's hard to tell if there is an increase in incidents at the school. “We have seen continuing situations that come up occasionally where law enforcement is needed.”


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