Crime Student Stabbed in Heart and Brain Over Instagram Dispute, Investigators Say
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A teenager stabbed his fellow high school student in the heart and brain following andispute, investigators say. Wyatt Maxey, 18, was charged with the attempted murder of a 17-year-old student after a fight broke out at North Central High School in Indianapolis last week.
Investigators said they believe "a dispute on social media" led to the physical altercation on the morning of Wednesday, September 8, according to a statement issued by the Indianapolis MetropolitanDepartment (IMPD).
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At around 7:30 a.m., police arrived on the scene to find a 17-year-old student with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Maxey was later arrested for attempted murder and aggravated battery. The teenager told police that he and the senior planned to fight near an apartment building the previous night after they made threats and "traded insults" on Instagram but stopped because children were nearby, according to court documents and as reported by the Indy Star.
The pair saw each other the following morning and agreed to fight behind the J. Everett Light Career Center where Maxey said the 17-year-old "slammed" him to the ground and kicked him.
When the 17-year-old walked away, Maxey ran after him, pulled out a black folding knife and stabbed the teen, according to the publication citing court documents.
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A witness reportedly recalled hearing Maxey say "come on, let's fight," followed by "y'all got five seconds before I slice you."
School officials also said they saw Maxey stab the student "repeatedly" in the hallway, with one official saying they unsuccessfully tried pulling the two apart.
The school's superintendent Nikki Woodson dismissed all students and canceled all of the day's extracurricular activities in an announcement following the incident.
The victim suffered stab wounds to the heart and brain and went into cardiac arrest twice after being taken to hospital where staff say he will likely be intubated for months, the publication reported.
When asked during police interviews why he stabbed the 17-year-old, Maxey told detectives "at the time it felt right" adding, "What else am I going to do? I don't want to say it like that. I guess you can say I was trying to kill him, I don't know... it just happened."
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He then said he "was just angry" and "not thinking" at the time, according to court documents. "Now that I think about it. He didn't do nothing to me," Maxey reportedly told one detective.
The 18-year-old has been charged by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office with attempted murder, aggravated battery and possession of a knife on school property resulting in bodily injury.
Maxey's mother, Twaina Lampley, said her son "was jumped" and "felt unsafe" at the time.
"He felt unsafe, and he was jumped. Where is this footage? Why was I not contacted?" she told 13News. "From the time they arrested my son, I have not talked to my son, he has not got a first phone call. The detectives have not returned any of my calls. The calls that did get returned was to tell me we filed formal charges."
Maxey was given a $150,000 bond and told he would be placed on home detention if he bonded out in an initial hearing on Tuesday, the outlet reported. His next court hearing is set for November 9.
Newsweek has contacted the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and the Marion County Prosecutor's Office for comment.
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