One student was taken into custody in connection with the stabbing of a 17-year-old classmate at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles on Wednesday, officials said.
Los Angeles School Police responded to a call of a stabbing around 1 p.m. inside the high school located at 322 Lucas Ave., police told KTLA.
They found one victim, a 17-year-old student, who had been stabbed on campus. He was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. No information on the teen’s identity is available, though his parents have been notified, according to police.
The teen was stabbed twice and the incident occurred “in the vicinity of a classroom” on the third floor, police said.
No other injuries have been reported.
One person was taken into custody, L.A. School Police said just after 3:15 p.m.
The suspect is a student and is described as a Hispanic male.
Earlier in the day, the victim and suspect — who have known each other since middle school — engaged in a fist fight. That’s when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the teen in the shoulder and the thigh, according to Gilbert Gamez, president of the L.A. School Police union, who says he visited the victim at the hospital.
Police said during an earlier media briefing that a preliminary investigation revealed there may have been an altercation days before the stabbing.
The campus was temporarily placed on lockdown, but that has since been lifted.