Girl stabbed at Montrose school released from hospital |

Girl stabbed at Montrose school released from hospital

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

MONTROSE, Colo. ” A Montrose High School student who was stabbed in a crowded school hallway was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Family members said 17-year-old Mallory Haulman, who underwent several hours of surgery, was recovering at home and was eager to return to class.

“She wants to go back as soon as she can, but she can’t talk too well right now,” said the girl’s father, Denny Haulman, the Montrose Daily Press’ production manager.

Police said Mallory Haulman had her throat cut by a 14-year-old boy Tuesday as she entered the school. The boy has not been identified or charged. However, police said they’re requesting he be prosecuted for attempted first-degree murder.

Mallory Haulman, an A student and softball player, did not know the boy, Denny Haulman said.

“It’s upsetting to everyone … but it certainly could have been worse,” he said. “The bizarre thing is that we had no connection with this kid. He didn’t go to the school, and Mallory didn’t know him.”

Mallory Haulman’s younger daughter, Mae, said she entered the school in front of Mallory the day of the attack. She said she felt Mallory being tugged back and saw an arm go around her neck. Mae Haulman said she thought it was a friend playing a joke until her sister started bleeding.

“He (the 14-year-old boy) just kind of calmly walked away,” Mae said. “I was screaming, ‘Call 911.’ So was Mallory. She was saying ‘Help me, help me.'”

The boy, who had recently been transferred from a Grand Junction residential facility for juveniles, had attended an orientation Monday to enter an alternative school with the Montrose County School District, said district spokeswoman Linda Gann. She said the boy was not a district student.

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