Teen accused of attempting to stab classmate appears in court

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) – The heroic efforts of two East Aurora high school students saved their classmate earlier this week. A 17-year-old student police say tried to stab another student during study hall appeared in Village Court on Friday.

Ian Reger is being charged as in adult. The junior at East Aurora High School was brought to court wearing handcuffs and chains.

Police say Monday afternoon, during an English class study period, another student noticed Reger pull out a four-inch paring knife and appear as if he was trying to stab another student.

That’s when two students sprang into action. One student threw a backpack at Reger while another put him in a headlock.

Reger is charged with felony attempted assault, along with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

His attorney, Daniel Henry, said, “A lot more has to take place. A mental health exam has not been completed, so we have to come back this Wednesday to follow up on that. So at this stage, it’s really too early to assess as to what we’re going to do until we get the completed mental health exam.”

Reger is still being held without bail at the Erie County Holding Center on charges of felony attempted assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

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