Student stabbed at Millbrook High School
Posted September 15, 2008 4:50 p.m. EDT
Updated September 15, 2008 10:24 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A student was stabbed Monday afternoon at a Raleigh school.
It happened at about 1:15 p.m. at Millbrook High School, 2201 Spring Forest Road.
A junior and senior got into an altercation during science class. When the bell rang, the disagreement moved into the hallway. One student stabbed the other student, Principal Dana King said.
"All of a sudden some boy, out of nowhere, just came and stabbed him in the head,” student Cierra Stokley said.
"If that can happen in the hallways, if a fight can turn into something that violent, it kind of makes you feel unsafe,” student Chandler Haywood said.
When a teacher tired to intervene, the students ran and left campus.
The injured student was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at WakeMed. Police withheld his name and condition.
They also withheld the other student's identity, and it was not immediately known whether they had taken him into custody.
King said she does not know if the stabbing was related to a Friday incident in which police were called to the school after 80 students refused to get on a bus.
All parents were called about Monday's stabbing, the principal said.
"I think they handled it in a great way and unless you are going to put metal detectors in the schools I don't think there was anything else they could have done to prevent it,” parent Lisa Truelove said.
"It's a scary thought that that could happen here, but I think it is just evidence of the real world encroaching on our community here. That these things can happen anywhere, anytime,” parent Tom Haywood said.
Police said the stabbing may have been gang-related. The number of gang related incidents at Millbrook doubled last year, from 16 to 33, officials said. The school is one of the top five in the system for gang-related incidents.
Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-890-3555 or CrimeStoppers at 919-226-CRIME.