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Court testimony: Teen who stabbed classmate in Kenosha was punched by victim

Posted at 10:07 AM, Apr 27, 2017

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) -- Court testimony indicates the 15-year-old boy who stabbed and critically wounded a Kenosha high school classmate brought a knife to school because he felt threatened by the victim.

The Bradford High freshman appeared at a court hearing Wednesday afternoon to determine whether he should remain in custody.

The Kenosha News reports Juvenile Court intake director Mary Lynn Beier testified a friendship between the two boys ended over a girl. Beier says the boy in custody was punched in the face during a study hall Tuesday and retaliated by stabbing his attacker, also a 15-year-old freshman.

The boy remains in critical condition at Children's Hospital in suburban Milwaukee. Prosecutors are expected to charge the teen as a juvenile with first-degree recklessly endangering safety on Friday.

Kenosha County District Attorney Mike Graveley says the suspect will be in court Friday, to find out if he will face adult or juvenile charges.

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