Gwinnett County

Student in Gwinnett pulls knife on classmate during fight, principal says

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Editor’s note: The previous headline and story said that a student stabbed another classmate. The student was not stabbed and had a superficial wound. This has been corrected.

A high school student pulled a knife on a classmate Thursday morning during a fight.

Duluth High School Principal Eric Davidson wrote on Facebook that two students got into a fight outside the cafeteria.

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During the fight, Davidson wrote that one of the students pulled out a knife and caused a superficial wound on the other student.

“I want to be clear, what happened today is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Davidson said. “Both students will face appropriate disciplinary consequences for fighting, and the student who used the knife will face criminal charges.”


It is unclear how the altercation began. Officials confirmed neither student suffered severe injuries from the fight.

The identities of the students have not been released.

“I addressed our students and staff this morning and reminded them of how blessed we are to be in a place that has a thriving school culture where we benefit from our strong our sense of community. We will continue to work alongside you to help our young people understand the value of maintaining positive relationships and utilizing the wonderful staff that we have here to help them work through any challenges and concerns that they have,” Davidson wrote. “We love our school and students and will move forward with a focus on the positive.”

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The incident is the latest in a series of violence and threats in Gwinnett County Schools.

A student at Shiloh High school opened fire just minutes after dismissal after a fight on campus on Oct. 21.

A Norcross High School student was shot and killed just steps from campus during school hours on Oct. 26.

A student was sliced with a box cutter at Grayson High School on Oct. 31.

A teacher was left bloodied after a student attacked him inside a classroom at Discovery High School in November.