Woman charged in school bus box cutter attack

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Brittni Clayton.

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office has charged a 27-year-old woman for allegedly walking onto a St. Louis Public Schools bus and attacking students with a box cutter.

According to court documents, the incident happened on the afternoon of October 26 near the intersection of Cote Brilliante and N. Euclid avenues.

The school district said three adults entered the bus while it was pulled over to let students exit. One of the adults, identified as Brittni Clayton, used a box cutter and slashed a 16-year-old male student on his lower back. Clayton also allegedly cut a 16-year-old female student on the finger. The students were treated and released from the hospital.

Clayton was later arrested. She’s charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, two counts of first-degree child endangerment, exhibiting a weapon, and armed criminal action.

It is unclear if the other adults will face charges.