A 16-year-old Laguna Beach boy who began a confrontation on Facebook has been charged as an adult after he allegedly used a carving knife to stab a former classmate in the stomach and attack two of the victim's friends, authorities said.
Michael Jason Wilson is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
Wilson allegedly confronted the 17-year-old former classmate on Facebook and also exchanged e-mails and text messages with the victim, the district attorney said.
After the two agreed to meet at Wilson's home March 11, Wilson allegedly used a 12-inch knife to stab the victim outside the residence while three of his friends waited in a nearby vehicle, according to the district attorney. The victim was described only at "Julian C" by authorities.
As the attack took place, the three friends exited the vehicle to help the victim. Wilson allegedly stabbed two of the friends in the hands, according to the district attorney.
The three stabbing victims were treated at a hospital and released, the district attorney said. The victims attend the same high school where Wilson was once a student. Authorities declined to name the school.
Wilson, who was released on $65,000 bail, is scheduled for arraignment April 28 at the Newport Beach courthouse. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 15 years in state prison.