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Monroe High School students stabbed during altercation
October 15, 2016
This report was first published October 14 in the Chronicle's Breaking News section
(MONROE, WA.) – Monroe Police say a 15-year old boy was taken into custody Thursday following an altercation at Monroe High School in which two other students were stabbed.
At 8:25 am Thursday Monroe Police officers were dispatched to Monroe High School on a report of an assault between students.
When they got there a school administrator explained that a 15-year-old boy had stabbed a 14-year-old boy with a pen or pencil in the Monroe High School Commons area, according to a statement from Monroe Police issued Thursday.
"A third student, a 14-year-old male, attempted to subdue the suspect, taking him to the ground. The suspect then began stabbing this student with the pen or pencil. A fourth student, a 15-year-old female, ran to the group on the ground and began kicking them until adults from the kitchen area broke up the fight," said the statement.
The two male victims were treated by school medical staff for minor injuries and one remained at school, the other was released to his parents. The female student was interviewed and released to her parents.
The 15-year-old suspect was taken into custody and transported to Denney Youth Center for booking on Assault 2 charges.
Police say a mechanical pencil was found in his front pants pocket and a large knife was located in his backpack. The Monroe Police Department is continuing this investigation.