ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Two students were stabbed during a targeted attack at Abilene High School Thursday morning.
Police say a suspect, who was also a student, targeted the victims in the cafeteria around 8:00 a.m., just before school began.
The suspect had, according to police, recently been suspended and likely targeted the victims due to a previous altercation he had with them.
Both victims were rushed to the hospital, and the extent of their injuries is currently unknown.
Officers located and arrested the suspect around 8:36 a.m., after he fled the scene.
He will be facing criminal charges, but it’s too early to know exactly what at this time.
Abilene ISD says this is, “the worst thing that can happen at a school like this.”
Due to the isolated nature of this incident, classes and other operations are resuming as normal, and no lockdown has been issued.
All three people involved are around 16-years-old, so their identities will probably remain withheld.