Nacogdoches Co. authorities arrest suspect in Douglass student stabbing

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 4:42pm

Douglass — Deputies arrested a Douglass High School teenager accused of stabbing another student during a school field trip last Thursday, According to Nacogdoches Sheriff Kerss.

Authorities took into custody John Mark Kerr, 18, of Douglass. Kerr is charged with possession of an illegal knife in places prohibited. No other charges have been filed.

Sheriff Kerss tells KETK, it is illegal to carry a knife on any school property.

Kerr's bail is set at $3,500.


NACOGDOCHES COUNTY — One East Texas student was injured after a knife was allegedly pulled on a Douglass school bus, according to Nacogdoches County Sheriff officials.

The victim was stabbed in the leg with a pocketknife during the drive back from a field trip. The bus was in the school parking lot when it happened.

The student was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities have not yet interview the suspect, and his name has not been released.

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