Four students were stabbed at a Houston high school this morning. One student died from his wounds while three others were injured.
According to Fox News, a 17-year-old student was stabbed to death at about 7 am this morning at Spring High School. Two other students sustained minor injuries while a third was taken to the hospital for surgery.
Police have detained three students connected to the attack.
Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said that there have been racial tensions at the school and that the attack may have been gang related.
Garcia said: “There is some information that this may have been gang related.”
Garcia did not give any details about the three students who are being questioned about the attack. The students have not been named and Garcia couldn’t say if they had caught the attacker.
Police have also failed to recover any weapons.
Ralph H. Draper, superintendent of the Spring Independent School District, said: “Every parent sends their child to school believing that school should be one of the safe-haven places.… It’s what we spend our night and days working for, and what I lose sleep over. We go into this business to make life better for children, and they need to be able to trust the adults who are responsible for their security and their care.”