- At least four teenagers were injured in the attack at Van Nuys High School in LA
- The knife attack occurred during a fight between eleven students
- Three students were detained for questioning, but no arrests were made
At least two students were stabbed after a fight broke out at Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, officials said.
The stabbing occurred on Wednesday morning after a fight broke out between eleven students in the campus area.
A student stabbed two other teenagers, 16 and 15, with an “unidentified” weapon.
They were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Los Angeles School District Superintendent Alberto said
Two other students were also injured in the fight, one of whom had to be taken to hospital with physical injuries.
The second student, a 16-year-old, was examined on site.
At least two students were stabbed at Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles
Images from the scene showed a student being taken out on a stretcher.
At least three juveniles were detained at the scene for questioning, Carvalho said.
There were no arrests.
According to the LA Times, there has been a recent spike in gang activity in the San Fernando Valley that has spread to several public schools, including Van Nuys High.
The LAPD has asked that anyone with information about the stabbing contact police.
The Los Angeles Unified school district said the high school will remain on lockdown until police give the all-clear.
“Students are safe and LASPD will remain on site and continue to provide safety and support to students and staff.” “Students’ parents have been notified,” LAUSD said in a statement.
As of 1:00 p.m. PST, students remained in lockdown and lunch would be brought to them, officials said. The school could also dismiss students through a staggered layoff.
“This is one of those moments where you hold your breath and hope that the initial information is not as bad as what actually happened,” said Superintendent Carvalho.
He added: “An incident like this is one incident too many.”
Police responded to the knife attack at the school around 11 a.m. Wednesday