Buffalo mother whose son was stabbed at school files notice of claim

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WGRZ/WHEC) — The mother of the teenager stabbed at a Buffalo high school earlier this month has filed a notice of claim against the Buffalo Public School District and its superintendent.

Aurielle Austin told our Buffalo area affiliate, WGRZ, that her son, 14-year-old Sirgio Jeter, is fighting for his life at Oishei Children’s Hospital after being stabbed 10 times outside McKinley High School school back on Feb. 9.

Since then, two teenagers were arrested for the incident where a security guard was also shot.

Austin alleges that students told the school that on the same day of the attack they were receiving threatening text messages and social media messages, so the school was aware of the potential for violence.

"I am very angry and I feel like BPS, especially McKinley failed to protect my son," Austin said.

Austin says her son was stabbed in the abdomen multiple times, and some of his organs were punctured. She says he can barely walk, has anxiety, and is even afraid inside the hospital.

She also says Sirgio’s cousin was the target of the fight, even though Sirgio ended up getting attacked, and that after his cousin showed the principal’s office the threatening messages he was receiving, the principal sent him to last period without calling his parents.