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Grafton High student arrested after throwing vase, injuring peer

Xshajah McLauchin, 18 (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Xshajah McLauchin, 18 (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

An 18-year-old female Grafton High School student was arrested Friday morning after injuring another student by throwing a glass vase at her, police say.

The vase hit another 16-year-old female student in the face and caused a cut on her nose that required stitches, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey said. The student was transported for medical attention, but it is unclear whether she went to a hospital or a doctor’s office.

At around 10 a.m., Xshajah McLauchlin, “exchanged words” in the hallway with the 16-year-old female student just before second block at Grafton High School, York, Ivey said.

McLauchlin allegedly picked up a flower vase and threw it at the victim when the students entered the classroom, Ivey said.

She was arrested and taken to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, Ivey said.  McLauchlin has been charged with maiming.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
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