Police: Student Detained After Reportedly Stabbing Classmate At Luther HS
LUTHER, Oklahoma - A female student was stabbed by a male student Thursday morning at Luther High School, police said.
The boy, 14, was taken into custody shortly after the incident, police told News 9.
Police were called about 8 a.m. in reference to a stabbing inside the high school on the first day of school for Luther Public Schools.
Luther Public Schools said the incident happened at the high school assembly in the auditorium.
Witnesses told law officers the boy attacked the girl with a spring-loaded knife that was about two to three inches long.
Luther Superintendent Barry Gunn said it appeared a fight broke out and one teacher pulled the student off the other. When the teacher stopped the fight, they released the girl had been stabbed rather than punched.
The girl, 14, was taken to OU Medical Center via medical helicopter. Her condition is not known as of Thursday morning.
The girl was stabbed in the back, right arm, right hand and face area, officials said.
Luther fire Chief John Brown commended the school staff for holding pressure on the wounds and keeping the student calm to assist in slowing down any blood loss.
Luther police said the boy was taken to a juvenile detention center due to his age. The police chief told News 9 the boy did not disclose a motive and apparently expressed little to no remorse.
At this time, it is unclear how the two teenagers knew each other or why the incident occurred.
Gunn said extra counselors are on hand as the high school will continue to hold classes Thursday.
While classes are still in session, school officials are allowing parents to take their children home.
Luther Public Schools passed a policy earlier this year to arm staff, but the policy has not been put into practice since many still need to be trained, Gunn said.
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