A girl was stabbed at her school in Broomfield, Colorado, Thursday morning when another student approached her. The Coloradoan reports that the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. at Aspen Creek K-8. Both the boy and girl are 14-years-old. The students were near a playground and heading back inside the school when the stabbing scene played out. Out of the blue, a boy stabbed a girl in her back with a serrated knife. She was airlifted by Flight for Life to the hospital. The boy is in police custody.
Neither the suspect nor the victim are being identified due to their age.
The condition of the girl is reportedly unknown at this point.
Police believe this is an isolated incident, and that there’s no further threat to the school. The school carried on for the day, but remained on lockdown. Students were to be released early and counselors were brought in to support students and staff after the girl was stabbed at school. School will continue Friday at its normal schedule.
This doesn’t appear to be a “random” stabbing by the boy. Aspen Creek K-8’s principal is “very concerned” about the incident. Parents were emailed about the stabbing. Fox 31 in Denver reports that the principal was able to detain the boy and take the knife away from him.
Daily Camera Broomfield News further reports that student, Skyler Coleman, said he saw the girl and two other boys joking on the playground when “the joke went too far,” and that’s when one of the boys pulled out a knife.
Broomfield Police Sgt. Mark Goodell isn’t revealing what condition the victim is in at the hospital. She’s reportedly at Children’s Hospital in Aurora. Authorities aren’t indicating whether she’s in critical condition or has non-life threatening injuries from the attack.
Several witnesses were present when the boy stabbed the girl — which included staff as well as students. One of the questions in the investigation is: where did the boy get the knife? Aspen Creek doesn’t frisk students, according to Boulder Valley School District spokesman Briggs Gamblin.
Gamblin said police will be conducting interviews with those who witnessed the playground stabbing.
More stabbings are being reported at schools. Not long ago, the Inquisitr covered a similar story involving a 16-year-old boy who stabbed 20 students at a Pennsylvania high school. He’d written a note detailing his elaborate plans for murder. He was charged with 21 counts of attempted murder.
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