Three Greenville County cruisers are parked at the scene of stabbing near Wade Hampton High School. (May 4, 2012/FOX Carolina)
Joseph Ryland (Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Greenville County deputies said a Wade Hampton High School student was stabbed in a parking lot near the school Friday afternoon.
Deputy Matthew Armstrong, of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, said that just after 4 p.m. a group of students had gathered in a parking lot adjacent to the school. He said one of the students began arguing with a man on a mo-ped and the student then punched the mo-ped-riding man. He said the man on the mo-ped then stabbed another student in the group as retaliation.
The man who stabbed the student was described as white, between 18 and 20 years old, with shaggy brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black shirt and blue jeans. He fled the scene on a dark blue mo-ped, deputies said.
The student was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment and was expected to recover, deputies said.
Deputies said the parking lot where the stabbing happened is not on school property.
On Saturday, deputies said they arrested 18-year-old Joseph Ryland of Taylors and charged him with Attempted Murder. Ryland was not a student at Wade Hampton, deputies said.
Deputies said during the fight in the parking lot, Ryland stabbed the 16-year-old in the abdomen. He was arrested about 11 p.m. Friday and was being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.
As of late Friday night, the victim was in good condition and being held for observation, deputies said.
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