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Dallas student stabbed in leg by fellow student

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A seventh grade student at Billy Earl Dad Middle School in South Dallas was stabbed in the leg by another student, in class.

The boy's father has concerns about school safety, why the other student had a knife on campus, and why he wasn't contacted by school administrators when the incident took place.

A metal detector is propped against the wall inside the school's front doors but the boy who was cut says the detector is not used and could have prevented his injury.

Earnest Williams IV said he and another male student were talking in science class last week when the teacher asked him why the other student is failing class. Earnest told her it is because the student talks too much and plays around. Earnest said when the teacher walked away, the student got mad and took his anger out on him by stabbing him in the leg.

Williams said he told his science teacher what happened. Then, he was sent to the nurse's office where she put a Band-Aid on the wound.

The principal and school resource officer interviewed Williams. Ultimately, the other student was written up and suspended for one day.

Williams's father, Earnest Williams III is outraged. He questioned why his son called him and not the principal or nurse. He said the school resource officer who took the small pocket told him it was too small to be considered a major offense.

"There have to be some consequences. You have to know you cannot stab somebody. If they don't show him now, who knows what he may do later," said Earnest Williams III.

He complained to the district office and now an investigator is interviewing the principal, nurse, teacher and students to find out if they responded correctly.

"Any kind of sharp object like that should not be allowed into a school. A pocketknife, a knife of any length should not be allowed whatsoever," said DISD Spokesman Jon Dahlander.

Earnest Williams ultimately blames the school for not using its metal detector to check for weapons.

It's not clear why the metal detectors were not in use. According to the Dallas Independent School District, it's up to the school's discretion on whether or not the machines are used.  

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