MEDFORD, Ma — A Medford High School student has been charged with assault after another student was stabbed during a fight in a boy’s bathroom that resulted in a shelter-in-place at the school on Monday, police said.
The student, who was not identified by police because they are a juvenile, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon to wit, a knife, police said.
At approximately 10:10 a.m. Monday, Medford Police responded to Medford High School at 489 Winthrop St. for a report of a person that had been stabbed.
When officers arrived, they determined that a fight had taken place between two students in a men’s bathroom.
During the fight, one student was stabbed in the torso and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The student’s condition was not known Monday.
A shelter-in-place was issued for the entire school for three hours as police investigated.
At Medford HS where a stabbing in a bathroom put school in lockdown. One student injured (non life threatening) one in custody. Angry parents trying to get their children released. Lockdown now over. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/iedZ1V076D— Bob Ward Boston 25 (@Bward3) December 19, 2022
Police said the stabbing appears to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the school faculty and students.
According to a Medford police spokesperson, one of the students involved went to the nurse’s office after the incident, where they discovered non-life-threatening lacerations.
According to a mother at the scene, parents first received a notice that a shelter-in-place order was in effect shortly before 9 a.m. and another around two hours later. She told Boston 25 News that student safety has been a recurring issue for parents and that she hopes to see changes soon.
“I’ve been to every school committee meeting. But there’s not enough security at the scene. They’re not taking this seriously,” said the mother. “Kids shouldn’t have to go to school and be afraid for their safety.”
An investigation is ongoing.
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