Police Chief Concerned About Rising Teen Violence

A weekend stabbing that sent one Newport teen to the hospital and another behind bars has the police chief speaking out.

The stabbing happened around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday in the White Sands Development in Newport.

Police say a 14-year-old boy stabbed a 15-year-old boy in the front and back of his shoulder and he also had cuts on his arm and stomach.

Newport Police Chief Jeff Clark says he's concerned with the rising violence among teens in Newport.

While the stabbing did not happen at school, Clark says the violence began to increase after the district removed the student resource officer from the middle school.

The Carteret County School District says it knows how important school resource officers are, but says there is no funding for them in middle schools.

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