Student at a high school in Layton accused of cutting another student’s neck with razor blade

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LAYTON (ABC4 News)- A student at a high school in Layton was arrested Thursday after police say he cut another student’s neck with a razor blade.

It happened at Northridge High School.

Lt. Travis Lyman with Layton Police said the student and the victim had been in an argument for some time and it “finally escalated”.

Officials said the suspect walked up to the victim in the common area of the school and cut his neck with a razor blade.

Lt. Lyman said a School Resource Officer responded quickly and detained the suspect.

Principal Brian Hunt sent parents the following email after the incident:

A copy of the email sent to parents

The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, but police say he is expected to survive. 

The suspect, a sophomore at the school, is in custody at the Farmington Bay Juvenile Detention Center and facing charges of attempted homicide, Lt. Lyman said.

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