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Posted on: August 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Charleston Police Respond to Stabbing Incident at Memminger Elementary School

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Charleston Police Respond to Stabbing Incident at Memminger Elementary School


Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department responded to a stabbing incident at Memminger Elementary School, located at 20 Beaufain Street.


While on duty at Memminger Elementary School, the School Resource Officer (SRO) was alerted to a confrontation involving a staff member and a student. In response, the SRO located both involved individuals and was able to promptly coordinate the subsequent response.

Preliminary findings from the investigation indicate that the student used a pencil to stab the staff member in the arm. Emergency personnel attended to the staff member's non-life-threatening injury on-site before transporting them to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The Assessment/Mobile Crisis team with the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center was summoned to provide support for the student involved.

Lieutenant Jeffery Harrison, the commander of the School Resource Officers and the School Security Response Team, said, "The quick intervention by the SRO showcases the significance we attach to school security and safety. We are grateful our SRO was alerted and able to rapidly respond."

Presently, there are no criminal charges expected for the student. The Charleston Police Department will continue to work alongside the Charleston County School District and Memminger Elementary School as they address the matter.


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