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Student, 16, seen on video stabbing classmate in violent confrontation

By Mason White 11:16 AM January 30, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
A man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he was seen on video stabbing a teen in front of a school, police in South Africa said.

Newlands East Police said that a gang fight is believed to have been the reason behind the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy, who has sustained injuries outside the gates of Hillview High School on Tuesday.

A 21-year-old man, who lives in the same neighborhood as the teenager was arrested.

The boy, who apparently was also armed with a knife, was stabbed in the chest, as a large group of students watched.

He suffered serious injuries to the liver, lungs and spleen. He is being treated at the local hospital’s intensive care unit.

The video of the incident has gone viral on the Internet, and is being analyzed by police.

The suspect appeared at the Newlands West Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, to face charges of attempted murder.