Update: Facebook exchange prompted stabbing at Berks Co. school

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 16, 2013 7:49 AM

(Sinking Spring) -- Police say a dispute on a social media site apparently precipitated the stabbing of a teenager at a Berks County middle school.

Police Chief Bryan Ross of Spring Township says the 14-year-old victim is in stable condition with wounds that are "not superficial" but not life-threatening.

Another 14-year-old was arrested after the stabbing, which occurred in a second-floor hallway at Wilson Southern Middle School at about 8:30 a.m. yesterday.

Ross says some kind of communication on Facebook preceded the attack, and "obviously we're going to have to delve deeper into the motive for this incident."

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