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West Valley student threatens classmate with scissors

A fight between two West Valley High School special education students landed one in juvenile detention after she allegedly punched a classmate and threatened him with a pair of scissors.

The female, a 16-year-old junior, and a male, an 18-year-old senior, got into an argument about 9 a.m. that led to the students pushing and shoving each other, said Spokane sheriff’s Detective David Thornburg. The female student punched the male before staff could break up the fight, then she fled the classroom.

She returned a few minutes later armed with a pair of opened scissors; as she approached the male student with the scissors, a teacher stepped in to disarm her and sustained a cut to his hand, Thornburg said.

His injuries did not require medical attention, but the female student sustained minor cuts to one of her hands and received two stitches. The male student was uninjured.

The female was booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention for second-degree assault.