12-year-old girl with diplomatic immunity stabs boy at prestigious D.C. school
The daughter of a foreign diplomat stabbed a classmate at an expensive private international school in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, but she's legally exempt from prosecution due to diplomatic immunity, according to police.
The incident took place at the British International School of Washington in the Georgetown neighborhood in Northwest D.C. The girl reportedly stabbed a 13-year-old boy twice in the shoulder with a pair of scissors around 1 p.m.
Police say the boy's injuries are non-life-threatening, and a girl is in custody. Because of the girl's diplomatic status, investigators say an arrest will not be made.
Diplomats and their family members are given immunity from the host nation's laws in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which states "diplomats must not be liable to any form of arrest or detention."
Authorities report they will turn over their information over to prosecutors.
Reporting by ABC 7's Richard Reeve and WKRC.