Bryan Station principal calls classroom stabbing an “isolated incident”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- At least one parent removed her Bryan Station freshman from school Thursday afternoon after the school’s principal says one student was stabbed by another with a pocket knife.

The stabbing happened just before noon on Thursday and within minutes, Principal James McMillin says the “isolated incident” was under control.

“One student brought a pocket knife to school and then used that pocket knife to assault another student,” describes McMillin. “It needs to be said that Bryan Station High School is a safe place.”

McMillin, in an email to parents, details the situation with the reassurance that “none of our other students are in danger.” For Danisha Campbell, the parent of a BSHS freshman, that wasn’t enough.

“Very scary, I mean, there’s always something going on inside of Bryan Station,” says Campbell. “I wanted to make sure my daughter is safe so I came and got her.”

McMillin says the student accused in the stabbing was taken away and is charged with first degree assault. The first-year principal at Bryan Station says this will prompt further discussions with district leaders but overall, he sees an improvement at the high school.

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