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Erie teen girl accused of stabbing fellow 15-year-old on EMTA bus waives assault charge

A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing one other girl on an Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus because it was leaving Erie High School in early January has waived a felony charge within the Erie police case to courtroom.

Anaya R. Graves, 15, waived over a second-degree felony depend of aggravated assault as she appeared earlier than Erie sixth Ward District Judge Timothy Beveridge for her preliminary listening to on Thursday morning. Prosecutors dropped 5 different costs Graves was going through within the case, together with a first-degree felony depend of aggravated assault.

Graves, who was charged by police as an grownup within the stabbing, stays within the Edmund L. Thomas Adolescent Center, together with her bond set at $25,000.

A 15-year-old Erie girl accused of stabbing another 15-year-old girl during a fight on an Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus in January waived a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault to court on Thursday.A 15-year-old Erie girl accused of stabbing another 15-year-old girl during a fight on an Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus in January waived a second-degree felony count of aggravated assault to court on Thursday.

A 15-year-old Erie girl accused of stabbing one other 15-year-old girl throughout a combat on an Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority bus in January waived a second-degree felony depend of aggravated assault to courtroom on Thursday.

Erie police accuse Graves of stabbing one other 15-year-old girl throughout a confrontation on the EMTA bus. The different girl was stabbed twice within the torso, in line with investigators.

Police stated the stabbing occurred on Jan. 3, a day after courses within the Erie School District resumed following a vacation break that started Dec. 22, in line with the district’s calendar. Police took Graves into custody the day after the incident.

Police wrote within the prison criticism in opposition to Graves that the EMTA bus had picked up college students at Erie High, 3325 Cherry St., and was touring south on Cherry Street when Graves bought right into a bodily altercation with the opposite girl. Police allege Graves produced a knife and started swinging it within the course of the opposite girl.

Information from witnesses and surveillance video from the bus led police to charge Graves within the case, in line with investigators.

In response to the stabbing, Erie School District officers acted in February on making a program to put displays on EMTA buses that transport highschool college students earlier than and after faculty. Officials stated they’re nonetheless attempting to fill monitor positions for this system.

Staff author Ed Palattella contributed to this story.

Contact Tim Hahn at [email protected]. Follow him on X @ETNhahn

This article initially appeared on Erie Times-News: Girl, 15, waives adult assault charge in stabbing of teen on Erie bus

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