Modified: October 4, 2022 11:20am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that a 16-year-old female from Buffalo was arraigned yesterday afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, a designated Youth Part judge, on an indictment charging her with one count of Assault in the Second Degree (Class “D” felony).
It is alleged that on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at approximately 12:14 p.m., the defendant, with the intent to cause physical injury, stabbed the victim multiple times with a knife during a fight. The crime occurred in the 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. The victim spent two days in the hospital to be treated for multiple stab wounds to her backside. She continues to recover from the injuries.
The adolescent offender is scheduled to return on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. She continues to remain held without bail in the custody of the Erie County Youth Services Center.
“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 continue to be with the victim as she recovers from the injuries she sustained during this attack,” 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.