A spokesperson for the Mobile County Public School System has confirmed an incident in which two students were stabbed and a third was taken into custody this afternoon at LeFlore High School in Mobile.
According to school officials, two male students, ages 15 and 16, were stabbed by a 17-year-old male suspect who has since been apprehended by the Mobile Police Department.
Mobile police responded to the school at 1 p.m. for a report of what was described as an altercation that started off campus and rolled over onto school grounds where the 17-year-old student brought a knife, MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains said.
The 15-year-old student suffered three stab wounds and the 16-year-old student suffered one stab wound, according to Rains.
“All of those involved were sophomores we believe,” said Rena Phillips, supervisor of marketing and education partnerships for MCPSS. “Both victims were transferred via ambulance to the hospital, but we do not believe the injuries to be life threatening at this time.”
Phillips also said school personnel were able to contain the situation within minutes.
“It did happen on campus, but it was contained very quickly by the staff here and they were able to separate him from everyone else,” she said. “The police also arrived quickly and were able to secure the scene within a few minutes.”
According to Rains, the 17-year-old student was transported to Metro Jail and charged with two counts of second degree assault.
The investigation is ongoing.
Alyson Stokes contributed to this report. Updated to include charges.