On December 10, 2010 at the beginning of 5th period, at the Marianna High School, a fight broke out between a 17 years of age juvenile black male and a 16 years of age juvenile black male. During the altercation the 16 yoa juvenile pulled a folding knife, slashing at the 17yoa juvenile. The 17yoa juvenile received a minor laceration on the back.
The knife was seized and the 16yoa juvenile was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The 16yoa juvenile was released into the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice and place in detention.
According to witnesses and the victim, the reason of the altercation was because the 16yoa juvenile thought the 17yoa juvenile had a bad attitude toward him.