17-year-old student dies after being stabbed at high school in Santa Cruz County

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) – A 17-year-old has died after being stabbed multiple times at a high school in Santa Cruz County on Tuesday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office.

Around 2:20 p.m., authorities responded to Aptos High School and found a student suffering stab wounds.

The student was flown to a trauma center to be treated but has since passed away. His identity has not been released.

The high school was placed on lockdown while authorities searched the area.

Around 5:45 p.m., the lockdown was lifted.

Two other students were arrested for the stabbing, according to officials.

Detectives learned that there may be footage of the incident on cell phones.

At this time, authorities are asking students and parents to come forward and give any evidence they may have.

If you have any information, you are asked to call detectives at 831-454-7702.

The sheriff’s office is working with the high school to make sure students and parents are updated.

Parents or students who may have questions about procedures or resources are asked to contact the school.

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