OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – A student was stabbed by another student Wednesday at Skyline High School, according to the school’s acting principal.
Oakland police said the victim suffered multiple stab wounds and underwent surgery for serious injuries. The suspect is 15 years old and the victim is 14 years old.
The reported stabbing was just after 11:30 a.m., according to Acting Principal Rebecca Huang, and confirmed by the Oakland Police Department.
“OPD Officers and the Oakland Fire Department (OFD) arrived and located one victim suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment,” OPD stated. “This is still an active investigation and there are no further details at this time.”
“Today around 11:30 a.m., there appears to have been a situation in one of our parking lots where a conflict occurred,” Huang said in a statement. “That conflict led one student to pull out a sharp object and stab another student.”
The school is in the process of investigating the incident and identifying possible witnesses, Huang said. School officials called 911 for medical and law enforcement assistance and the stabbed student was transported to the hospital. The other student involved was located by OPD officers and staff. No lockdown was ordered at the school.
One individual was taken into custody in connection with the incident, according to OPD.
“This incident is terrible and should never happen at any school,” Huang said. “Students should know that if they are having trouble with someone else, their best course of action is to talk with a teacher.”
The school is continuing to investigate the incident and will provide updates, Huang said. OPD asks anyone with information connected to the incident to call (510) 238-3426.