Stabbing at Brockton High School sends student to hospital, suspect in custody




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  • 2022-01-14 20:41:20Z
  • By The Enterprise

BROCKTON - A student was taken to a hospital Friday afternoon after being stabbed at Brockton High School, police said.

Police say the suspect, a 17-year-old student who fled the scene, is now in custody.

Brockton police said they responded to the school at 12:37 p.m. for a report that a person had been stabbed. A stay-in-place order was issued at the school.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was alert and responsive during transport, police said.

A student was stabbed inside Brockton High School on Friday, Jan.
A student was stabbed inside Brockton High School on Friday, Jan.  

Police said charges against the 17-year-old student suspect are forthcoming. They are investigating the incident.

No further information has been released.

The stabbing follows a couple gun-related events at Brockton High School.

In October, Brockton High School instituted walk-through metal detectors as an enhancement to hand-held metal detectors used in the wake of an Oct. 8 incident in which a student brought a gun to school.

The walk-through metal detectors are an enhancement to the hand-held metal detectors that were used in the wake of an incident on Oct. 8, when a student brought a gun to school.

On Oct. 22, the school issued a stay-in-place order after administrators became aware of a Snapchat photo showing a student with a magazine clip in his waistband.

On Friday, a Brockton Public Schools spokesperson referred all inquiries on the stabbing to Brockton police. A police spokesperson didn't say what weapon was used and whether it was brought into the school.

This is a breaking story that will be updated as more information is released.

Enterprise staff writer Susannah Sudborough can be reached by email at ssudborough@enterprisenews.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @k_sudborough. Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Enterprise today.

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