A Spring High School stabbing killed a 17-year-old teen and wounded a few other students this week after a brawl erupted in a high school near Houston, Texas, reported Boston News this Wednesday, Sept. 4. A total of three students called “persons of interest” are now in police custody, and are believed to have been physically involved in the deadly fight.
The Spring High School stabbing that left a 17-year-old dead and other teens wounded has shocked the high school community and town of Spring itself. According to the police report, a brawl suddenly broke out in the cafeteria; the fist fight at some point then escalated to a weapon, which is believed to have been a knife, being brandished. Officers believe that the fight may have been gang-related, as only students in the Spring High School district are under suspicion. The persons of interest are similarly believed to be high school teens.
‘‘We believe a confrontation of some sort occurred ... that ultimately led into a physical confrontation that produced weapons,’’ offered the Texas police chief. ‘‘We have three persons of interest in custody. There has been some information that this may have been gang related.’’
In addition to the 17-year-old teen killed in the Spring High School stabbing, two other student victims were taken to a local hospital, having sustained minor injuries. A third 16-year-old boy is currently in surgery for more severe wounds. No information on the teen that died in the blade-involved fight has been released at this point and time.
Only a “cutting instrument” has been described as the weapon in the stabbing, though one witness claimed that it was a knife of some sort used in the cafeteria fight.
‘‘Every parent sends their child to school believing school should be one of those safe haven places,’’ Spring Independent School District Superintendent Ralph Draper concluded in a statement his afternoon. ‘‘This is what we spend our nights and days working toward and what I lose sleep over.”
A full investigation into the fight, and the potential of gang-related violence being a part of the incident, is underway in the high school.
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