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"Slender Man" stabbing victim returns to school in Waukesha

WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ) - The 12-year-old victim of the "Slender Man" stabbings is back to school in Waukesha.

The girl started 7th grade Tuesday at her middle school.

Family spokesman Steve Lyons tells WITI-TV it's been a summer of doctor appointments, treatment by specialists, surgeries, and recovery -- and she was eager to get back with her classmates.

The girl was stabbed 19 times on May 31st during an overnight sleepover. A pair of 12-year-old girls face adult charges of attempted homicide.

Authorities said they plotted the stabbings for months, to win approval from the fictional online character Slender Man.

The victim's family has managed to keep her name out of the media -- no small feat, since the Slender Man revelation triggered worldwide publicity. It didn't stop thousands of people from showing their support by sending one of the girl's favorite things -- purple hearts.

One of the teen suspects was found mentally incompetent to stand trial for now. She's getting mental health treatment for up to a year before her case is re-evaluated.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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