STANTON- Authorities are having to navigate how to handle a stabbing suspect who is too young to be to held behind bars.
A 12-year-old girl has been accused of stabbing another girl repeatedly at a park in Stanton. Stanton County Sheriff’s deputies were called Friday night to West City Park for a report of a stabbing and found a girl with five stab wounds to her back and arm. The girl was flown to a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital for treatment.
State law doesn’t allow juvenile detention centers to house anybody 12 or younger, so the girl is being held in a Lincoln hospital, where she’s is to receive a mental health evaluation.