A student was stabbed by another student at North Monterey County Middle School in Castroville, California. Reports indicate that a 12-year-old student was stabbed by another 12-year-old student.
According to the local Sheriff’s office, the school is currently on lockdown as a precaution. The victim was flown to a Bay Area to be treated for stab wounds while the student accused of carrying out the attack was taken into custody.
“One juvenile victim is going to be flown out to a Bay Area Trauma Center,” Monterey County Sheriff’s Office officials said. “It is not perceived that anymore students are in danger.”
KSWB reports that “dozens” of parents went to North Monterey County Middle School to take their children home after the stabbing, which happened around 8:30 a.m. local time. By 11:30 a.m., parents began voicing frustrations that the reunification process was taking too long.
Authorities on the scene say that none of the other students are in any danger at this time.
According to Patch, the school district posted the following statement to parents on their website:
Good morning North Monterey County Middle School parents, This is to inform you that our school in currently in shelter in place. One of our students was injured and is being taken care of by emergency personal. This is also to ensure you that safe is our main concern; All other students are safe. Once we are clear, we will go back to operating as normal.
North Monterey County Middle School is located at 10301 Seymour St. in Castroville, California.