Modified: September 14, 2022 2:58pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a 16-year-old female from Buffalo was arraigned this afternoon before Youth Part Judge Brenda M. Freedman on one count of Assault in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felony) and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree (Class “A” misdemeanor).
It is alleged that on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at approximately 12:14 p.m., the defendant, with the intent to cause serious physical injury, stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife during a fight. The crime occurred inside of a women’s restroom inside of Buffalo School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management on West Huron Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim, a 17-year-old female, was taken by ambulance to Oishei Children’s Hospital with injuries to her back.
The adolescent offender is scheduled to return on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. for a felony hearing. She was held without bail.
“I am upset that a new school year has started with this violent incident. I want the youth in our community to understand that there are serious consequences to engaging in any criminal behavior – especially inside of a school. This violent behavior will not be tolerated and my office will continue to aggressively prosecute these cases in Youth Part. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim of this attack. I hope that she makes a full and swift recovery,” said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.
DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in this investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Denise A. Herman of the Felony Trials Bureau.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.