Teen arrested in Wolfson High stabbing

Police: 17-year-old says victim attacked him first

Published On: Jan 23 2014 05:33:38 PM EST
Marckenson Jean-Pierre
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A 17-year-old Wolfson High School student was arrested in connection with the stabbing of another student Wednesday morning at the school.

According to a police report from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Michael Johnson, the victim, approached Marckenson Jean-Pierre in the hallway about 7 a.m. and began to strike him in the face several times.

Mike Johnson

During the fight, Jean-Pierre pulled out a pocket knife from his sweatshirt pocket and swung at Johnson, according to the report. He struck Johnson twice with the knife, causing two lacerations on Johnson's left tricep and forearm, according to police.

Jean-Pierre told police he brought the knife to school because he was terrified of Johnson.

Johnson was taken to UF Health Jacksonville but was expected to be OK. A photo of Johnson being transported to the hospital was posted on Instragram.

Jean-Pierre was arrested and booked into the Duval County jail.