Md. Student Charged with Assault After Postgame Knife Attack

By Ernesto Londoño
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, November 5, 2007; 11:53 AM

A 17-year-old Blake High School football player cut a Magruder High School player Friday night as players of the dueling teams were shaking hands during the postgame lineup, Montgomery County police said.

The Blake student pulled a small folding knife from his pocket, cut the hand of a rival team member and attempted to cut a second player, said Cpl. Jimmy Robinson, a police spokesman.

"There's no talk of an explicit motive," Robinson said. "The implied motive here is team rivalry." Magruder had won the game.

The Blake student was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault and carrying a weapon in school, Robinson said. He was released to the custody of his parents after being processed by police.

The alleged assault occurred about 8:30 p.m. at Magruder, at 5939 Muncaster Mill Rd. Police confiscated the knife, Robinson said.

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