5 NEWS UPDATE: Investigators Release New Information on MHS Stabbing
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 06, 2013 @ 6:16PM
Created on November 06, 2013 @ 8:11AM
UPDATE (3:55 PM):
5 News was able to speak with the mother of the 14-year-old boy who reportedly stabbed the 17-year-old. "I'm so sorry that it happened. I'm sorry that it had to come to that. Neither one of those boys are right." She continued to tell 5 News that "He was pushed. This has happened more than once. It started at the beginning of the school year. It's ridiculous, the bullying, all of it is just out of hand."
Watch 5 News tonight for continuing coverage.
UPDATE (1:43 PM):
A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon in regards to a stabbing incident at Morgantown High School.
According to investigators both students involved could be facing charges.
At this time it is not known if bullying is a factor in this incident, and school surveillance is being reviewed.
Another student who is a well known and respected student athlete broke up the fight between the two students. Officials said that there were no other students involved in this incident.
The 14-year-old has already had a preliminary hearing and is in the custody of his parents. He is charged with having a weapon on school grounds and unlawful assault. The 17-year-old was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. According to a press release from the Morgantown Police Department the 17-year-old male is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday following treatment for stab wounds and cuts to his arms and torso. A juvenile referral has been filed against him for "Battery".
UPDATE (12:25 PM):
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Police say a 14-year-old student is in custody after allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old at Morgantown High School.
Capt. K.P. Clark says witnesses saw the older boy attack the younger boy in a hallway Wednesday morning. The 14-year-old then pulled out a weapon and stabbed the other teenager multiple times in the arms and chest.
Neither boy has been identified because both are juveniles.
Clark says the stab wounds are not life-threatening, but the boy was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was expected to be released by the end of the day.
The victim's most serious injuries were to his arms.
Police say an officer who works in the school administered First Aid and prevented major blood loss. Police are consulting with prosecutors on whether to file charges.
The lockdown at Morgantown High School has been lifted.
Morgantown High School Principal, Robert DeSantis, says the school is secure and classes will be conducted according to their regular schedule.
A press release from Monongalia County Schools said that the victim has been hospitalized with serious injuries and is undergoing treatment. They also said that no other students were involved.
The suspect is in custody and could face multiple charges.
Click here to read the full press release from the Morgantown Police Department
ORIGINAL STORY (8:11 AM):
Morgantown High School was on lockdown Wednesday morning, after an apparent stabbing inside the school.
According to Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston, a 17-year old boy was stabbed by a 14-year old boy multiple times in the arm and chest. That happened just after 7:00 a.m.
The 17-year old apparently attacked the 14-year old in the hallway, and that's when the 14-year old pulled out a knife.
The victim was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. The suspect is in custody and could face multiple charges.
The school is in the process of lifting that lockdown.
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