16-year-old girl stabbed at Clark High School; 14-year-old in custody

LAS VEGAS - A 16-year-old girl was stabbed Monday at a Las Vegas high school, according to Clark County School District Police. The stabbing happened at Ed W. Clark High School located at 4291 Pennwood Avenue in Las Vegas.  

The alleged suspect is a 14-year-old girl, police said.  Officers said the two girls were walking in one of the school's hallway when the stabbing occurred.

According to parents and students, 8 News NOW spoke with, the suspect was wearing a mask when she attacked the teen.

"I was kinda scared because I was just scared cause it was blood on the floor," said Kayla Rodriguez.

The 16-year-old was stabbed in the upper torso and taken to University Medical Center, but with non-life-threatening injuries.

"From my point of view, it's senseless. You know what I mean," said Walter Meyers, grandparent.  "What was the problem that you couldn't talk it out? But you have to go and stab somebody. It's not worth it; the headache and pain to people, plus your family."

As for the suspect, she was taken into custody early Monday evening.

The school was on a hard lockdown until just before 2: 30 p.m., which means students had to take shelter inside classrooms.

The stabbing at Clark High School was the third school stabbing in the last couple of months.  Last week, a 14-year-old girl was stabbed at Chaparral High School by a 16-year-old student.
    
Then in August police arrested a 12-year-old for attacking another young classmate at Thurman White Middle School in Henderson.

Police say do not know the motive behind the most recent stabbing.

"Anytime we have any disruption of our normal education day, it's frustrating to everybody," said Capt. Ken Young, CCSD Police. "Once again, here's another school where a lot of great things are happening, students are achieving, administration, staff, are working very hard for our kids to ensure that they get a great education. Any time we have these types of incidents, it's frustrating to everybody. 


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