Chicken nuggets, TikTok videos preceded girl’s stabbing, mother says

Two 12-year-old Stanton girls spent time watching TikTok videos and eating chicken nuggets before one allegedly stabbed the other, according to the mother of one of the girls. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two 12-year-old Stanton girls spent time watching TikTok videos and eating chicken nuggets before one allegedly stabbed the other, according to the mother of one of the girls.

In a petition to obtain a harassment protection order, the victim’s mother wrote that her daughter had gone to the suspect’s home to hang out.

Later that night, the girls went to West City Park where authorities say the “premeditated” attack happened.

The alleged victim’s mother wrote in the affidavit that at one point her daughter turned away from the suspect to text a friend when “she thought [the suspect] was hitting her, she turned and saw the butcher knife.”

Stanton County Sheriff Michael Unger told Channel 8 Eyewitness News the victim had five stab wounds from a butcher knife on her back and arm, “with the most serious stab wound being to the lower back, directly above the spine.”

The victim received 18 staples to close the wounds, including six for one wound on her spine, her mother wrote in the affidavit.

A trauma surgeon said her daughter “was very lucky” her spine wasn’t hit directly “because she would have been paralyzed,” the mother wrote.

Sheriff Unger said four of the five stab wounds could have caused paralysis or even killed the victim.

The 12-year-old suspect has been charged with first-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. She is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

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