A 17-year-old resident at Tryon Girls Center was arrested Wednesday after state police responded to a report that a male staff member had been stabbed with a pencil, according to a state police release issued today.
Cheryl Lynn was waiting to make a phone call and became upset after a staffer told her she would have to wait since the phone was already in use, the release said. Lynn took a pencil and stabbed the staff member on the left side of his face and on his left wrist., according to police
She was eventually subdued and removed from the area, police said.
Troopers took Lynn to state police headquarters in Mayfield, where she was charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor.
The stabbing occurred on the same day Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Tryon Girls Center would close in August, along with four other juvenile detention facilities.
A 15-year-old Tryon youth was recently arrested in connection with the stabbing of a staff nurse in May. Police charged the girl with forcible touching, fourth-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all misdemeanors. The weapon used was a pen.
Lynn is being held in the Fulton County jail on $1,000 cash bail or $5,000 bond.
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