Student Now Charged With Attempted Murder In Slashing

Charges against a 15-year-old girl have been upgraded to attempted first degree murder, two days after her arrest for slashing the throat of a fellow classmate at Southern Nash High School.

Deputies say Jasmine Barnes was attacked during a class change Tuesday morning at Southern Nash High School by a classmate with a scalpel. The 16-year-old Barnes was first taken to Wilson Memorial, and then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Deputies expect her to be released from the hospital soon.

The suspect was originally charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. In addition to the attempted murder charge, the girl is also charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds.

Deputies say a meeting was held last night at the high school in an attempt to calm the fears of parents and students.

The Sheriff's Office says additional security measures are now being taken at the school. They say additional deputies will be on campus as needed, but won't elaborate on what additional measures will be taken.


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A high school student who was slashed on her throat with a scalpel is now in good condition at a Greenville hospital.

Deputies say Jasmine Barnes was attacked during a class change Tuesday morning at Southern Nash High School. A fellow student who is 15 years old has been charged in the case.

The 16-year-old Barnes was first taken to Wilson Memorial, and then transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Deputies have not released any possible motive in the case, but say additional security was at the school today due to yesterday's attack.


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A high school student was cut on the throat while another student in custody for the attack. That victim is being transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Deputies say it happened this morning at Southern Nash High School during a change of class. 16-year-old Jasmine Barnes was cut with a scalpel and first taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital. Deputies say her injuries are not life-threatening.

The alleged attacker is a 15 year old girl. The suspect will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Because of her age the suspect's name will not be released.

Deputies say it is not known if the two students had any prior problems with each other or not.

Just five days ago deputies found another student at the school had broken glass out of a trophy case and was holding it to his throat. That 17-year-old was taken into custody and sent to Nash General Hospital for evaluation.


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  • by gypsy's gmama Location: enc on Mar 22, 2012 at 05:24 PM
    It blows my mind how they won't name the student who did the cutting . If she's woman enough to attempt to murder a human being, then she's woman enough to have it all out there for the world to read. Children who are raised right don't try to kill others.
  • by Jamie Location: Greenville on Mar 22, 2012 at 03:48 PM
    I hope they find the southern nash slasher, or as she will be known, the nash slasher
  • by ANON on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:46 PM
    15 YR OLD SHOULDNT HAVE A WAY TO HIDE..POST HER NAME! SHE DID THE CRIME, SO THEREFORE HER NAME SHOULD BE MENTIONED & THEY SHOULD HAVE ACTUALLY PROTECTED THE VICTIM & HER NAME INSTEAD!
  • by G on Mar 22, 2012 at 01:43 PM
    Someone please explain the difference between attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The terms sound synonymous to me.
  • by Linda Location: Wilson on Mar 22, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    The kid acted like an adult in cutting the child, then they should list her name also. Don't hide the name of the guilty one. News always wants to plaster the victim's name.
  • by Serious business Location: Coastal NC on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    I think ALL kids that commit serious crimes should be tried as adults. It is the ONLY way they are going to learn that when they do wrong, they WILL be severely punished. I hope they throw the book at this so-called child. Also, bring back prayer into the schools and let the teachers do their job. Apparently, the teaching of right and wrong isn't getting through to the kids at home.
  • by This is Nash Co. on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    what do you expect. Seriously, I find it funny that Nash co people are trying to make themselves look better than someone else.
  • by EverLastingKnowItAll on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    This is your brain on rap.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM
    It all starts in the home. But its always the parents fault. NO it is not always the fault of parents, but in many cases it does add to the problem. People make choices and people know from right and wrong.
  • by fed up Location: Greenville on Mar 22, 2012 at 10:56 AM
    Why are we cutting school staff? We needed $750,000 for a new soccer field for the Guantanamo prisoners. We buy name brand drugs for Medicaid instead of generic. Solyndra needed billions to manufacture solar cells that were already being made cheaper in China. Oh yeah, we send aid to China, to whom we owe money. I'm a dem and I don't get it. Something is wrong.
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