Renaissance Academy to reopen Monday after stabbing last week

Renaissance Academy will reopen Monday and offer counseling after last week's stabbing.

Renaissance Academy High School will reopen Monday, following a stabbing last week that left a student critically injured and caused another to be arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Classes will be shortened to allow time for students to speak with counselors and settle back into the normal routine, according to the school district. The school will also hold a meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at Douglas Memorial Church across the street to address any parent concerns.

Renaissance canceled classes after the Nov. 24 incident in which a student was stabbed multiple times in a science classroom. Donte Crawford, a 17-year-old sophomore, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder.

"Our school community was rocked by violence," the school said in a Facebook post. It pledged "to ensure that students and their families are supported through the return process."

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