OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – The Oakland Police Department is investigating a stabbing incident that involved two students at McClymonds High School on Tuesday, KRON4 has confirmed.
Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, OPD received reports of a stabbing. When officers responded to the scene, they located a male juvenile suffering from an apparent stab wound.
The Oakland Unified School District tells KRON4 that the incident took place at McClymonds High School and left one student injured and another “facing serious consequences.” The district says that a conflict between two students led to one student using a sharp object to stab another.
Staff stopped the conflict, took the weapon, and provided care to the injured student before calling 911, according to OUSD. Paramedics with Oakland Fire Department and emergency medical services then rushed the injured student to a local hospital.
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OPD says this is an ongoing investigation, and the department will be addressing the student who had the weapon. The district tells KRON4 that multiple students witnessed the traumatic incident, so the district and school will be providing behavioral health support so they can safely navigate any trauma or grief.
The district went on to condemn the violence on campus:
It goes without saying that weapons of any kind are not allowed on the McClymonds campus – or in any OUSD school. Likewise, violence is never acceptable at Oakland schools.Oakland Unifed School District
McClymonds High School staff members, along with district staff members, will be on campus to ensure that all students and adults have the support they need.