The Police Juvenile Department is presently investigating a stabbing which took place in the parking lot of the Philipsburg Jubilee Library on Wednesday May 18th at approximately 07.00 a.m. between students from different school in the secondary education. Two students who attend school in the Reward area ages 15 and 16 years old, came off of the school bus at the library and got into a physical confrontation with the other student age 14. During the confrontation one of these two students stabbed the other student twice in his back.
The two suspect students were arrested by police on the scene and taken to the Philipsburg Police Station where they were handed over to the Juvenile Department. The student victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and taken to the Sint Maarten Medical center for further medical treatment. The two stabs the victim sustained were non-life threatening. The victim was allowed to leave the hospital in care of his mother.
The reason why this incident took place in being investigated by the Juvenile Department and both suspects remain in custody for further investigation.