One high school student in Ohio stabbed another student as they were both in their school’s cafeteria Friday morning, according to police.
As the Miami Herald reported, the suspect was a 16-year-old girl who was quickly detained by a school resource officer at the scene and taken into police custody shortly after the attack.
Superintendent Edward Dickens said two nurses at the school in Waverly, which is about an hour south of Columbus, were on hand to administer first aid to the injured student.
The girl had been stabbed in her back, police say.
A teacher reportedly jumped in to help stop the accused attacker.
Reports indicate the girl was taken to an area hospital where she was listed in stable condition as of Saturday morning.
The school was locked down following the incident until officials cleared the scene of any further active threats. According to Fox News, classes were dismissed for the remainder of the day.
A student who witnessed the attack described the scene to reporters, as reported by WHIO.
“She just had this hateful, like ‘I want to hurt everyone in this room’ face,” the student said of the attacker.
Initial reports did not name either of the minors involved.
Dickens said he believes the suspect brought the weapon from home, but he said he does not know why.
“I don’t know what precipitated that girl to do that today,” the superintendent said.
Police did not indicate a possible motive for the attack. Initial statements by authorities, however, indicate that the suspect is expected to face charges through the juvenile justice system including felonious assault and attempted murder.
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