The State Department on Tuesday found itself embroiled in a middle school fight that saw a 12-year-old girl stab a 13-year-old boy.
The Metropolitan Police Department said the girl, whose name is not being released because she is minor, stabbed the boy twice with scissors. Police said this happened at the British International School in Washington, which is located in Georgetown.
Police said the girl is the daughter of a diplomat, and that she was detained. But police said no arrests have been made because of her diplomatic status. For that reason, police said they were referring the matter to the State Department.
"The suspect, a 12-year-old juvenile female, has been identified. There was no arrest made at this time due to the suspect's diplomatic status. Detectives will be consulting with the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia as well as the U.S. State Department regarding potential criminal charges," said MPD Inspector Mike Coligan said.
The victim was transported to Children's National Medical Center and is reported to be conscious, alert, and is expected to be OK.