Categories: Schenectady County
Police are contemplating criminal charges against a resident at the Tryon Girls Center who is accused of attacking a nurse Sunday night.
State Police spokeswoman Trooper Maureen Tuffey said the teen attacked a 56-year-old nurse with a pen, stabbing her in both legs and the forehead before kicking her. The nurse suffered two chipped teeth when she was kicked in the face and mostly superficial wounds from the stabbing, according to Tuffey.
The unidentified nurse was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam for treatment following the 8 p.m. attack.
Tuffey said the unidentified teenager was restrained and remains at the facility while the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigations investigates.
The facility, located on county Route 107, houses female juvenile delinquents ages 12-18 who are sentenced by Family Court as well as those under 16 who were convicted of violent felonies in adult criminal court, according to the Web site of the state Office of Children and Family Services, which is responsible for the facility.