City student charged in school stabbing

A 17-year-old Baltimore student is facing several assault charges in connection with a stabbing that occurred at a Southeast Baltimore school last week, according to court records.

According to a notification sent to school officials, a 14-year-old student at Friendship Academy of Science and Technology was stabbed in the chest with a knife Friday after he and another student engaged in a verbal altercation. Sharrod Alston was arrested by Baltimore City school police.

According to court records, Alston was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and possession with a deadly weapon with the intent to injure. He is being held on $500,000 bail. No attorney was listed for Alston in court records.

The injured student was taken to the hospital and was in stable condition Friday, according to the notification.

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