MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile Police Department said a student is in Metro Jail after he stabbed another student during a fight at LeFlore Magnet High School Tuesday afternoon, according to a release from MPD.
Officers responded to the high school on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at around 1:00 p.m. in reference to one stabbed. Officers learned a 16-year-old male student stabbed another 16-year-old male student during a “physical altercation.”
One student was detained Tuesday but has since been arrested, and charged with assault.
The school system confirms LeFlore did go on lockdown yesterday after the fight as police and the school system investigated. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The school system is still investigating what happened along with the Mobile police department, and they say they have been in touch with the victim’s family to offer their support.
The Mobile County Public School System released this statement Wednesday after the stabbing at LeFlore:
The safety of all our students is our top priority in Mobile County Public Schools. We do not tolerate fighting, and we are disciplining those involved according to the Student Code of Conduct. We are continuing to investigate the matter along with Mobile Police.
The school acted quickly to call 911 and to tend to the medical needs of the injured student. Meanwhile, administrators quickly secured the campus, detaining those who were involved and making sure that there was no more risk of injury.
Violence is an issue that is facing our entire community. This should never have happened. Our thoughts are with the student who was injured, and we have been in contact with caretakers to offer our support. Meanwhile, we must all work together as a community to discourage our young people from resorting to fighting or violence.Mobile County Public Schools