A 16-year-old Baltimore boy has been arrested and charged as an adult after stabbing a classmate at school in an incident that was caught on camera and later shared on social media.
Hopkins was booked into the city jail on counts of first- and second-degree assault, bringing a dangerous weapon on school property and additional weapons-related charges stemming from a violent confrontation between teens at Patterson High School on Monday.
As a cellphone video recorded by an eyewitness shows, a group of teens were in a third-floor classroom at around 1pm when a verbal dispute erupted between Hopkins and another boy.
In the footage, one of the boys asks another, later identified as Hopkins, ‘Why are you reaching in your pocket?'
At that moment, the 16-year-old suspect jumps from the counter and plunges a switchblade into the other boy's chest and left hip, causing a pandemonium inside the room.