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Published on February 26, 2024
Student Stabbed at Nogales High School in La Puente; Suspect Detained, Lockdown LiftedSource: Google Street View

Bloodshed hit Nogales High School in La Puente Monday morning when a student, wielding a knife, stabbed a classmate inside a boys' bathroom, sparking fear and a swift lockdown. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies rushed to the scene on Nogales Street shortly before 10 a.m., where they found a minor with a stab wound; this news coming to us via a statement from the district, which was obtained by ABC7.

The district described the violence as an "incident" between two students, noting that the victim was "conscious and responsive" when whisked away for medical treatment, the attack didn't deter the authorities from declaring the school safe after the suspect was detained, additional security will be present on campus to support shaken students and staff following the incident, as per a district statement retrieved by KTLA.

While the chaos ensued, the school put protective measures in place, immediately initiating a lockdown to safeguard students and staff while the stabbing was assessed, a necessary pause in the school's rhythm to protect hundreds from an unforeseen threat; the lockdown was subsequently lifted at around 11 a.m., signaling the end to an abrupt disruption of normalcy.

Details on the assailant are scant, with a spokesperson staying tight-lipped – the silence befitting of the crime's juvenile nature, yet the Rowland Unified School District assured that law enforcement was quick to take control, securing the suspect while the wounded student received prompt medical attention, their sustained injuries were labelled non-life-threatening by the School District, as noted by KTLA, in a saga where moments mattered and reaction time was of the essence.