A teenager has been charged with attempted murder after he reportedly horrifically stabbed his fellow high school student in the heart and brain over a petty Instagram spat in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Sept. 8. 

Wyatt Maxey, 18, faces attempted murder raps after he allegedly brutally knifed a 17-year-old student deliberately in the heart and brain at North Central High School located in Indianapolis last week. Local authorities, with the Washington Township School Police, responded to the school at around 7:30 a.m and rushed the victim to a hospital for immediate treatment. The teen victim suffered multiple stab wounds and is in critical condition, WFLA reported.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest twice while being treated in the operating room and is likely to be intubated for months, according to the hospital staff. 

Maxey faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, and possession of a knife on school property resulting in bodily injury.

A fight reportedly broke out between the two following an argument over Instagram the day before the incident. On the day of the stabbing, while the victim was walking to the high school, Maxey called out to the victim saying, “Come on, let’s fight” followed by “Y’all got five seconds before I slice you,” according to a witness who saw the attack.

Following this, Maxey reportedly pulled out a black folding knife and chased the victim with the deadly weapon. School officials witnessed Maxey repeatedly stabbing the victim but unsuccessfully attempted to pull the assailant away from the injured party. Maxey reportedly dropped the knife after he stabbed the victim multiple times. The entire episode was recorded on the school's CCTV surveillance cameras.

The duo reportedly initially planned to fight near an apartment building the night before the incident. However, they dropped the plan because children were nearby. Later, they agreed to fight behind the J. Everett Light Career Center the next day where Maxey said the 17-year-old "slammed" him to the ground and kicked him leading him to stab him in retaliation, WRTV reported.

However, the detective who interviewed Maxey did not see any visible injuries on his face or body. 

Maxey told the police that he stabbed the victim because “at the time, it felt right.” 

“What else am I going to do? I don’t want to say it like that. I guess you can say I was trying to kill him, I don’t know … it just happened,” he added.

He added that he wants to take responsibility for his actions and said that he was sorry.

"Now that I think about it. He didn't do anything to me," Maxey told police.

Meanwhile, Nikki Woodson, the school's superintendent, dismissed all students and canceled all of the day's extracurricular activities following the incident. 

Maxey was reportedly slapped with a $150,000 bond and was told that he would be placed under home detention if he managed to place bail before an initial hearing on Tuesday, Sept, 14. His next court session is scheduled for Nov. 9 later this year.

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