Girl charged after stabbing peer for bag of chips

February 23, 2013 12:47:40 AM PST
A South Valley middle-school student in Armona has been charged in the stabbing of another student.

A 13-year-old girl from Parkview Middle School in Armona has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

The Kings County District Attorney's Office says she also faces another charge for using a knife. Kings County Sheriff's deputies say the girl stabbed a 13-year-old boy after he stole a bag of chips from her lunch.

She claims she only meant to "poke" him and was joking around.

The girl is expected to be arraigned on the charges Monday morning in Kings County Juvenile Hall.