Student dead, teacher injured in school knife attack: police

A student was killed and two others injured after a stabbing attack at a high school in Jacksonville, North Carolina, on Thursday, law enforcement officials said.

During a Thursday morning news conference, Jacksonville Police Chief and Public Safety Director Mike Yaniero said that around 7 a.m. a school resource officer at Northside High School called police for help after a report of a “physical altercation between students on campus” led to the Two victims were stabbed.” The attack took place in one of the school’s common rooms.

Yaniero said a school staff member was able to respond to the incident within 20 seconds and take one person into custody. The two victims of the stabbing, both minors, were taken to a hospital and given emergency medical treatment. However, one of the victims succumbed to his injuries, Yaniero said.

Yaniero added that he believes a teacher was injured but not stabbed during the incident.

Student dead, teacher injured in knife attack
Police stop a car at a checkpoint on September 12, 2018, a day before Hurricane Florence arrived near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. A student was killed and two others injured in a knife attack at a high school in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in Carolina Thursday, law enforcement officials said.
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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this tragedy. This is an active and ongoing investigation, we expect to release more information as it becomes available,” the police chief said.

Onslow County Schools Superintendent Barry Collins said the high school went into lockdown after the incident and students were released from school around 9 a.m

“I believe our staff have been working with them to get out of this lockdown as there is no immediate danger at this time,” Collins said.

The superintendent noted the school will resume in-person classes on Tuesday and conduct virtual classes on Friday.

news week has contacted the Jacksonville Police Department for more information.

In another incident last week, officials in Greenwood, Indiana, said a student was shot dead at a bus stop. The shooting prompted several schools in the area to go into lockdown Thursday morning. The Greenwood Police Department described the shooting as an “incidental incident” and believed that “the victim was specifically targeted.”

In an April incident in Mount Vernon, New York, a fatal stabbing at a basketball parade led to the arrest of a 15-year-old student. Two teenage girls were stabbed and one succumbed to her injuries.

Last month, a 15-year-old schoolgirl in Germany was arrested after detonating an anti-assault spray at a museum during a school field trip. After the spray was released, 27 people had to be taken to the hospital and 30 had to be treated in the building. Student dead, teacher injured in school knife attack: police

Rick Schindler

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