Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Pennsauken Police Chief John Coffey reported a child was injured on a Pennsauken school bus outside Pennsauken High School Thursday.


A 16-year-old female seriously cut another 16-year-old female about 2 p.m. Thursday. Both teenagers are Pennsauken residents.


The victim was standing near the front of the bus when she had the side of her face slashed with a sharp object. A Pennsauken police officer happened to be at the scene and immediately took the 16-year-old accused of the assault into custody.


The teenager is charged with Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds. She will be transferred to the Camden County Youth Detention Center.


The victim is being treated at Cooper Hospital in Camden. Her injuries do not appear to be life threatening.


This attack is an atypically violent one for Pennsauken High, Chief Coffey said. Police have responded to fights at the school, but usually incidents do not involve weapons and do not result in such serious injuries.


All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.