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(UK) Autistic 15 yr old sentenced to 4 yrs for school stabbing

Oct 25, 2018, BBC: Teen sentenced for Testwood School student stabbing https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-45975605 A 16-year-old boy who stabbed a girl in a school hall has been sentenced to four years in detention. The 15-year-old girl was stabbed below the ribs at Testwood School in Totton, Hampshire, on 26 March. The boy, then aged 15, was arrested a short time later outside the school, with a hammer and a kitchen knife in his rucksack. … Judge Christopher Parker QC said it was a "matter of chance" that the four-inch blade had not killed her. He said the defendant had continued to plot "acts of extreme violence" since his arrest. He added that the boy's mother had previously done all she could to have his mental health assessed, as he had experienced childhood trauma. The teenager had since been diagnosed with autism and a potential personality disorder, the court heard. …