School Stabbing

Twelve-year-old girl charged with attempted murder

A 12-year-old Illinois girl is facing attempted murder charges. The girl is accused of stabbing a 12-year-old boy in the back during class at their junior high school in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove. Authorities say the girl attacked the boy because he did not accept her apology after they had gotten into an argument. Investigators say the boy was at the computer when the girl plunged a five-inch knife into his back. The district's superintendent says the boy was treated for a punctured lung and is recovering. The girl has been charged as a juvenile.