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(WBIR) A teenager accused of stabbing his classmate at South Greene High School last year will be tried as an adult, according to the Greene County Juvenile Court's Youth Services Officer Ronda Craft.

The suspect, who recently turned 17-years-old, was 16 when authorities said he stabbed another boy multiple times in the high school cafeteria.

The victim has since recovered from his injuries.

NBC-affiliate WCYB reports the suspect is still charged with attempted first degree murder.

When the incident first happened a female student helped end the fight by tackling the accused stabber and subduing him until school officials could handle the situation.

Director of Schools Vikki Kirk said violence, even scuffles, very rarely happen within the 500 student South Greene High School community.

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