Student stabbed in the head during an altercation at Wayne County Community College

(WXYZ) - A student is in police custody after a stabbing at Wayne County Community College.

Police on campus tell us it’s the first time they’ve dealt with this level of violence inside one of its buildings.

Two students were involved in an altercation and one of them pulled a knife.

Between the hustle and bustle of academic life, students at Wayne County Community College learned someone inside this building took a knife to a fellow classmate.

“Shortly before six o’clock, two students at the northwest campus were involved in an altercation,” says Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.

Sheriff Napoleon says a female student stabbed a classmate in the head. Fortunately for the man, officers say he suffered only minor injuries to his scalp, and was not hospitalized.

But the woman who stabbed him was taken into custody.

“The female student is under arrest and we will be conducting an investigation through the Wayne County Sheriff’s office and presenting our information to the prosecutor,” says Napoleon.

As investigators piece together how and why this stabbing took place, police on campus say the violence is not something students normally see. 

“This is a very peaceful campus. This is an isolated incident. It certainly is not indicative of the kind of things we see on this campus,” says Napoleon. “This is truly just an altercation probably that just escalated into something that probably shouldn’t have.”

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