DeAndre Johnson gets cleared to play football again
Johnson, 15, allegedly stabbed by classmate at Miami Killian Senior High School
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 15-year-old boy who was stabbed outside the cafeteria of Miami Killian Senior High School in March has been cleared to play football again.
DeAndre Johnson posted a photo of him with the doctor who has treated his injuries for the past several months on his Twitter page, saying "Just got cleared…the man on the left saved my life. Ready to get back with the cougar fam."
The football team has already resumed practices, although school officially begins Aug. 24.
Briahanna Rolle, 17, was arrested after police said she stabbed Johnson multiple times in his upper chest.
Andrew Davis, who is a teammate with Johnson, said he witnessed the stabbing and helped Johnson. He said Rolle was "going berserk with the knife" until a school security guard grabbed her.
Johnson, a defensive end on the school's football team, was taken to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair a pierced lung and artery.
According to Johnson's father, Andre Johnson, his son did not know Rolle before the incident other than sharing a class together.
Rolle accepted a plea deal last month and will not be tried as an adult.
As part of the plea deal, Rolle pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery with great bodily harm and will remain under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
She will also be placed in a maximum-risk residential program, where she will have the opportunity to finish her education and be treated for mental illness.
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