DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — Douglas county Schools police said a student stabbed a classmate at Alexander High School Tuesday morning.
Officers are still searching for the stabbing suspect, who is a student at the school, according to police. The suspect’s name has not been released. Police believe that he left the campus.
The student who was stabbed was rushed to the hospital. His identity and condition have not been released.
Police said the incident unfolded in the cafeteria. The suspect used some sort of object, although it’s unclear what. Police said the student who was injured had a puncture wound, though they would not call it a stabbing. Police said the incident was captured on surveillance video and they know who the student is who was involved.
Students were initially held in their classrooms and in the parking lot and later sent home. Rumors swirled that there may have also been a gun involved, but police said they found no evidence of a gun.
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Police said they are working to determine a motive for the stabbing, but said they believe the conflict that led up to the stabbing started off campus.
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NewsChopper was over the scene, where there were multiple law enforcement vehicles and at least one ambulance.
Channel 2′s Tom Jones was at the scene Tuesday afternoon, where many parents sped to the scene to make sure their kids were ok.
Jones talked to worried mother Maryann Fakeye, who was waiting in her car outside for her daughter, a senior at the school.
“She said that a student had stabbed another student this morning,” Fakeye said. “I was so scared I ran immediately to the school. But of course, we couldn’t go up and she couldn’t come out.”
Fakeye said a teacher pulled her daughter into a classroom during the lockdown. Her daughter told her that students were released to the gym and will be let out soon.
Faykeye said it’s awful that this happened just two weeks before her daughter’s graduation.
“We have got to teach these kids to resolve conflict without violence,” Fakeye said.
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