KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police were called to F.L. Schlagle High School on Tuesday morning after a student was stabbed with scissors.
According to the school district, the stabbing occurred outside the building right around 7 a.m. The district said the incident involved two male students and a female student.
The victim was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injures. Two students were taken into custody.
FOX4 talked to the victim’s mom, Marquita Hill, who said the female student was mad because her 19-year-old son didn’t want to date her.
Hill said the other male student fighting her son was the girl’s brother.
Hill said her son was stabbed nine times, including five times in the back. She said he was also stabbed on the side of his neck and in his head.
A spokesperson with Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools said that they believe a fight broke out as students waited to gain entry into the building before the start of the school day.
The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is taking over the investigation.
The district said it won’t determine the type of punishment the two students in custody will receive until after the investigation.
The district also plans to have a heavier police presence in place Wednesday morning.
Class will resume as normal and counselors will be available for students who need it.
The incident that occurred today at Schlagle High School involving three students was unfortunate.
Our teachers and staff strive to improve student performance by maintaining a positive learning atmosphere and experience for all students every day. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated in our schools or on our school campuses. The District’s Crisis Response team was activated and is available for students and staff who need to talk about today’s incident.
We are asking for parent and community support in our efforts to provide a safe learning environment for our students. Students who engage in any conduct that endangers the safety, health, or welfare of others will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the District’s Code of Conduct.
Your help, cooperation, and support of KCKPS in these matters of discipline will be greatly appreciated.
The District’s police department is working in collaboration with the Kansas City, Kansas Police department to investigate today’s incident.Edwin Birch, Spokesperson for KCKPS