A Spring High School stabbing has left one student dead and three others injured after a knife fight in the school’s cafeteria that police say may be gang related.
The incident took place Wednesday morning at the suburban Houston school before classes began. Witnesses say they heard a commotion in the school’s cafeteria, and shortly afterward there was an announcement on the intercom calling for the school’s nurse.
Police said the Spring High School stabbing left a 10th grade student dead, and three others transported to hospitals with injuries. Two of those stabbed were transported by Life Flight while the other was described as having minor injuries.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said during a news conference that three persons of interest have been taken into custody after the incident. All of those arrested and injured in the incident are students at Spring High School, and police said it may have arisen from a fight between rival gangs.
“There is some information that this may have been gang related,” Adrian Garcia, the Harris County Sheriff, said.
After the stabbing the body of the dead student remained inside the school’s cafeteria, and one Spring High School student reportedly posted a photo to her Twitter account of what appeared to be blood on the cafeteria floor.
The Houston Chronicle noted that Spring High School has close to 3,000 students and no metal detectors on campus.