BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Long Reach High School student was hospitalized Thursday after he was stabbed outside the school, authorities said.
It happened when the 18-year-old victim and 17-year-old suspect got into a fight in the school’s parking lot about 11 a.m., Howard County Police said.READ MORE: Two Teenagers Shot, One Killed, At Inner Harbor During Memorial Day Weekend, Police Say
Police said the victim was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he is listed in serious but stable condition.
The 17-year-old suspect took off in an unknown vehicle afterward, but police said he was taken into custody hours later. Charges are pending for the teen.READ MORE: Jarrettsville Young Marines Honor Fallen Heroes, Prepare For Memorial Day
The school was initially placed on lockdown, which has since shifted into a “modified lockdown,” according to police.
“My immediate, and continued, concern remains on the injured student, his family, and the students and staff at Long Reach High School who are suffering from fear and trauma resulting from this incident,” said Howard County Superintendent Michael Martirano in a letter to parents.MORE NEWS: Baltimore City And Surrounding Communities Experiencing High Community Transmission Of COVID-19
Support staff, including those from the crisis intervention team, will be available to support those who need to speak with somebody, Martiranaro said.