It started on the bus. Two students from Jennings Middle School, an 8th grade boy and a 7th grade boy, began arguing.
By the time they got to school, fists started flying.
When it was over, the 7th grader had been stabbed with a four-inch, serrated steak knife.
"I can't believe that. I can't believe stuff like this happens in schools," says Joyce Franklin, whose grandchild goes to Jennings Middle.
School officials say the 14-year-old boy who was stabbed did not suffer any life threatening injuries and is expected to be okay.
"From what I'm told, he was stabbed sort of on his side as they were fighting," said Tanya Arja, spokesperson with Hillsborough County Schools. "He initially refused medical treatment, but we want to be cautious in this kind of situation and we immediately called for an ambulance to come and take him to the hospital to check him out."
The other boy, a 15-year-old 8th grader, was arrested and taken to juvenile detention.
He's charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
School officials aren't sure why he brought the knife to school in the first place.
Knives are considered weapons and are not allowed on campus. But school officials point out that no one else at the school was ever in any danger.
"There are administrators and teachers on the bus ramp as students arrive, so as they saw something going on, they immediately got out there. They were there within a few seconds. They were able to pull the two students apart, so no other students were involved in this," Arja said.
"The parents need to get more closer with their kids and teach them more about right and wrong, and doing unto others as you want them to do unto you," Franklin said.
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