McHENRY, Md. (AP) — A female student at a western Maryland community college stabbed two fellow freshmen classmates during an argument inside the school’s cafeteria, leaving one of the women seriously injured, authorities said Friday.
Shamaine Moore, 19, of Baltimore, was charged with attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and concealing a dangerous weapon in the Thursday afternoon attack at Garrett College in McHenry.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Storm Threat Prompts Alert Day Saturday
Her bail was set at $500,000. Court records do not list a defense attorney for Moore.
She is accused of stabbing fellow freshmen Daniqua Harrington, 20, of Washington, D.C., and Chandel Alexander, 18, of Baltimore.
Harrington was in serious condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in nearby Morgantown, West Virginia, hospital spokeswoman Leigh Limerick said. Harrington was stabbed multiple times in the head and chest area, police said.
Alexander was released after treatment for minor cuts to both hands, police said. Moore was treated for a cut on her left arm.
Police said they recovered a folding pocket knife in the cafeteria that will be examined to determine if it was used in the stabbings.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Stepping Up Deployment On Fourth Of July Weekend, Commissioner Says
The school, with about 1,000 students, is in a mountain resort community about 170 west of Baltimore. It’s located near the Wisp ski resort and Deep Creek Lake, a large reservoir ringed with vacation and retirement homes.
All three women enrolled last fall and lived in dormitories, spokeswoman Stacy Holler said. She said Moore was studying electrical engineering.
Maryland State Police Lt. Mark Rodeheaver said he didn’t know what started the attack. He said all three women knew each other.
There were about 10 people in the cafeteria at the time, Rodeheaver said. He said police will watch surveillance video from the cafeteria to learn more about what happened.
Holler said a staff member in a nearby office reported the stabbing to campus security and 911 at about 4:50 p.m.
“Obviously, this is a very significant event for our campus. We take safety and security very seriously here,” Holler said.MORE NEWS: State Police Expand Traffic Enforcement On I-83 In Baltimore City
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