5 Students Stabbed in Utah High School Locker Room; Teen Suspect in Custody: Officials
A 16-year-old stabbed five students in the boys’ locker room at Mountain View High School in Orem, Utah, before stabbing himself Tuesday morning, officials said.
Few details were immediately available about the incident, which happened shortly before 8 a.m. and prompted the temporary lockdown of campus, KTLA sister station KSTU in Salt Lake City reported.
The five victims were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. according to a statement from the Alpine School District. They were stabbed in the neck and upper torso.
One student is in critical condition, another is in serious condition, and three are in fair conditions, KSTU reported.
A school resource officer was able to apprehend the injured teenage suspect, who was also hospitalized, the statement read. A Taser had to be used in order to take him into custody.
School officials described the boy as a “straight-A” student who regularly attended class and has no previous disciplinary issues, KSTU reported.
A motive was not yet known.
Normal activities resumed on campus after law enforcement personnel determined the school was safe, according to the statement.
However, parents concerned about their students could check their son or daughter out for the day. Counselors and social workers will also be on hand to speak with students.
Orem is located about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.
The Tribune Media Wire contributed to this story.