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LAYTON — A 15-year-old Northridge High School sophomore is in police custody after he allegedly cut the neck of another sophomore student during school hours Thursday at the Layton high school.

Police were sent to the school at 12:27 p.m. after the student reportedly used a razor blade to cut the neck of another boy during the lunch period, according to Lt. Travis Lyman with the Layton Police Department.

The boy was quickly taken into custody by a school resource officer and a school administrator, Lyman said. The victim was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries to his neck, Lyman said. He is expected to recover.

Both students are 15-year-old boys and sophomores at the school, Lyman said.

The alleged attacker, whose name was not released, was booked into the Farmington Bay Youth Center on charges of attempted murder and possession of a dangerous weapon at a school, according to Lyman.

After the attack, Northridge High Principal Brian Hunt sent an email to parents regarding the incident.

Hunt said the assault was short-lived, thanks to the actions of a school resource officer and an administrator who quickly apprehended the alleged attacker, according to the email sent to the Standard-Examiner by Davis School District officials. Because of their quick actions, the school was not placed in lockdown.

Classes continued as normal after the attack, according to Hunt’s email to parents.

This is story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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