A 14-year-old Oklahoma schoolboy stabbed a female classmate more than 11 times because she refused to date him and said she “only likes him as a friend”.
The unnamed girl, who is also 14, was stabbed in a school assembly on the first day of the term at Luther High School. She was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries following the gruesome attack on August 16, but has since been discharged from hospital. She has not yet returned to school.
The victim told police on Wednesday that the boy attacked her because she told him she wasn’t interested in a relationship.
Luther police chief David Randall told NewsOk: “There was one point where he approached her in reference to try to have some type of relationship, to which she said she wasn’t interested in it.
“She said she liked him as a friend not anything more and that they remained friends.”
Despite being friendzoned, the boy continued to slip notes into her locker asking her to go out with him. When she kept refusing, he stabbed her.
Police chief Randall added that the victim had no idea the 14-year-old boy held any ill will towards her and that the vicious attack came as a complete surprise.
On Wednesday the boy remained in the Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Centre in lieu of $50,000 (£39,000) bail on a complaint of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.