Buffalo, NY – A 17-year-old student is in serious condition after she was stabbed by a 16-year-old female classmate inside a classroom on Tuesday at the Buffalo School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.
Buffalo police said the incident occurred at about 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 13 in a classroom on the culinary arts school’s campus located at 75 West Huron Street in Buffalo, WKBW reported.
Police said the 16-year-old attacker was taken into custody at the scene.
The wounded 17-year-old girl was transported to Oishei Children’s Hospital in serious condition, according to WKBW.
The school went into “shelter in place” mode while the incident was contained.
Officials said they hadn’t yet determined where the suspect got the knife she used in the attack, the reported.
The school district released a statement confirming the violent attack, WKBW reported.
“An unfortunate and isolated incident occurred today at Buffalo High School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality #355,” the statement read.
“The Buffalo Police Department Security Resource Officers were immediately contacted, and the school was placed in ‘shelter in place mode for security measures, to ensure the safety of all students and staff,” the statement continued.
The Buffalo Police Department’s investigation of the incident is ongoing, WKBW reported.
“The Buffalo Public School District takes any violent offenses occurring on school grounds very seriously and will follow the Code of Conduct with disciplinary measures. All BPS staff implemented appropriate protocols. Further information regarding the incident may be issued later by the BPD,” the school district said.
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