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Gang stabber to be tried as an adult
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The Central Valley High School student who stabbed another on campus on Jan. 10 will be tried as an adult, announced the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest by another student during lunchtime at Central Valley High School yesterday afternoon.

The assailant, Alejandro Ramirez Silva, faces charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Ceres Police detectives said Ramirez Silva made a conscious decision the night before the attack to stab someone in order to gain notoriety in his gang. The victim was targeted by Ramirez Silva due to his connection to a rival criminal street gang.

Prosecutors plan to use gang enhancements on both charges to add to the prison sentence if found guilty. The assault charge comes with a great bodily injury enhancement.

The two students got into an altercation at 12:30 p.m. between the E Building and gymnasium. The victim suffered a non-life-threatening wound. He was rushed to Doctors Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.

The aggressor gave up and allegedly handed the knife to a campus supervisor before his arrest.