More details emerge about Buchholz fight involving knife

Image from video of incident

Staff report

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Christiaan Ryan Facko, 15, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon on school property after allegedly displaying a knife during a fight in a Buchholz High School restroom.

A School Resource Deputy responded to a call over the school walkie-talkie at about 11:55 a.m. asking for a dean or deputy to go to the boys’ restroom closest to the cafeteria. When the deputy opened the door, she saw a student bleeding from the left side of his head, and she heard voices saying “He has a knife!” She reported that Facko then said that he was bleeding, too, and held up his hand, showing scratches in the area of his ring finger.

The deputy called for a nurse, who said the victim did not appear to have been stabbed or cut, but he did have a small gash. A knife, which was described as a Gerber butterfly-style knife with two eight-inch blades, was reportedly found in Facko’s pocket by another School Resource Deputy.

Post Miranda, Facko reportedly said he had been approached during lunch by the victim, who said to meet him in the bathroom. He said that just as they started to fight in the bathroom, he pulled out the knife to scare the other student, but he had no intention of stabbing him. He said everything happened so quickly from that point that he didn’t have time to put the knife away, and he said he believed that the knife accidentally opened during the fight, but he quickly closed it and never attempted to use it on the victim. Facko reportedly said the victim had been wanting to fight him because of a previous incident between Facko and the victim’s sister.

Facko has been charged with two felonies and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • Good thing it was a knife because you know how their culture likes to bring guns to school!

    • Yeah, soon it’ll be like Europe, with stabbings instead of shootings, then we can have a bunch of “underprivileged” single mothers piling into a room to demand the State Attorney “Do something about this ‘knife violence,'” continuing to complain about the symptoms but never addressing the CAUSE of the problem – them!😫

  • Sounds like they were inspired by the Bob Lee murder in San Francisco, the brother of a victim’s gal pal….

  • This all because they want do nothing until it get out of hand theses kid’s try to get help before have to fight there told if they don’t touch u or attempt to put their hands on you then let them talk sad to say someone has to end up hurt for the staffing or cops to do anything

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