Student released from hospital after stabbing at Cedarville University; woman arrested

CEDARVILLE — A Cedarville University student was released from the hospital after he was stabbed on campus Tuesday morning and a woman remains in police custody.

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The incident happened around 8 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a male student was stabbed by a female student on the lower level of the Stevens Student Center, according to a spokesperson for Cedarville University.

“I need some help over here, there’s been a stabbing. A young lady stabbed another student,” a 911 caller said in the call to emergency dispatchers, obtained by a News Center 7 public records request.

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The caller said the victim was on the ground bleeding and the suspect, was nearby but cooperating.

According to jail records, Juniya Taningco Franks was arrested on Cedarville’s campus around 8 a.m and is facing charges of aggravated felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Franks has not been formally identified as the suspect by police or campus officials.

The student that was stabbed was transported to an area hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. He was later released, according to a university spokesperson.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

“While the situation was quickly resolved and there is no ongoing threat to the campus community, Cedarville University’s priority remains to care well for the campus community and provide appropriate resources and support. Counseling Services is open and offering walk-in access to any student, and Residence Life team members are also available for conversations and prayer,” a university spokesperson said.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.