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Police: Stabbing suspect brought knife to Wolfson out of fear

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Updated: 1/24 12:23 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Before the first bell rang at Wolfson High School on Wednesday, students said there was a fight on campus between two teen boys.  They say one of them left with a stab wound to the arm.

Senior Ortise Cole said, "He was walking through the hallways, and blood was everywhere."

Since then, social media has been buzzing with students posting concerns about their safety at school. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told Action News they shouldn't worry.

He said, "This is unacceptable on every level."

Vitti said both boys involved will be disciplined; one was arrested.

"We have given a 10-day outdoor suspension and possible removal from the school to one student," said Vitti.  "And the other student that used the knife will be sent to an alternative school and possibly facing expulsion."

Action News was told the victim will be OK. Students said he even posted a photo of himself on Instagram after he was hurt. 

The suspect has been identified as 17-year-old Marckenson Jean-Pierre.  Police say the victim attacked Marckenson in a hallway, punching him several times in the face.

Police say Marckenson removed a pocket knife and cut the victim twice on his arm.  Marckenson said he brought the knife to school because he was afraid of the victim.

Marckenson faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
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katrise - 1/25/2014 9:55 AM
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I feel that this whole situation was just self defense. Even if he had took the situation/bullying to what ppl feel is the appropriate adult/person, 9 times out of 10 the situation wouldnt have been resolved. So much happens in schools these days right up under teachers and authorities noses & sometimes in there faces. Nothing gets done. I feel that boy was defending himself. I dont feel that he brought that knife for revenge, it was for just in case..i do agree he should be punished for bringing it in the first place but i really think they are being too harsh on him and not enough on the bully. All he going to do is find another poor victim at this other school their sending him to. He boy posted a picture of himself on the way to the hospital..that goes to show how seriously he took this..smh.

Drms Knight23 - 1/24/2014 8:18 PM
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Man me and this dude was in the same middle school and class (band class) he was always real and when you talked about him in a bad way he would confront you about it and settle with non violence. He11 i would have stabbed him to and the school is even worse.

imtellin - 1/24/2014 2:12 PM
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besides the taxpayers of duval will wind up paying for his next school... he'll be a student of the state school of hard knocks in starke !!! might even make the foosball team???

imtellin - 1/24/2014 2:10 PM
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stand your ground doesn't apply to kids in school i suppose, knife or not... unless it by your car in a college setting ???but ya can't have kids bringing weapons to school, at least not pre-k thru 12th grade.. shoulda just stayed home...

ScalyManFish - 1/24/2014 12:42 PM
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Private school is NOT the answer. Private schools have it easy. They can dump any problem students (behavior and/or academic) without ever having to deal with the issues. Public schools can't do that. Plus, I don't know many people that can afford a private school. 4 years at Episcopal costs as much as 4 years at UF or Florida State. I won't pass judgement until it comes out that the kid with the knife expressed his fears to his parent(s), teacher(s), and/or principal(s). Was he concerned about his safety or was he prepared for his revenge? If the school "openly" lets this kid off, we're going to see hundreds of knifes and other weapons inside these schools.

jakkiblu - 1/24/2014 11:09 AM
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I bet that bully will think twice before he attacks another kid. Ain't funny when the rabbit has the knife. The school should be held responsible. I am sure they know about this bully. I'd rather have my child alive than attend a school that does not have his best interest at heart anyway. Private schooling is the way. Make public schools go broke.

nativejax - 1/24/2014 10:42 AM
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(I was responding to Grumpy Old Man)

nativejax - 1/24/2014 10:17 AM
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No, it doesn't. It does soundsw the guy with the knife was being attacked and bullied constantly and the SCHOOL FAILED HIM. No, he shouldn't have brought a knife, but he felt helpless. He should have spoke up or videotaped the bullying and got it stopped or the parents could threaten to SUE the school. The BULLY should get the full extent of the charges and this boy with the knife should not have his chance of his education RUINED because of a bully. NO bully gives a crap about his education..or he wouldn't be a bully.

o07wray - 1/24/2014 10:12 AM
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JSO flipp'n messed up again... THIS WAS SELF DEFENSE!! You can use ANYTHING you need to defend yourself when attacked. JSO is out of control....

Grumpy Old Man - 1/24/2014 9:37 AM
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I guess you can STAND-YOUR-GROUND against an attacker with a gun but not a knife. Does that make sense to anyone?
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