On Monday, two boys aged 15 and 16 were stabbed near Los Angeles High School in the city’s Mid-Wilshire neighborhood. The Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the scene after receiving a call regarding the incident. According to witnesses, a fight broke out between six to ten individuals at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Rimpau Boulevard. Two vehicles were seen driving away from the scene once the fight ended.
The police have detained three suspects in connection with the stabbing. The suspects, aged between 14 and 17, are not students at the school. One of the suspects, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested for allegedly being in possession of a firearm. The investigation is ongoing.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Alberto Carvalho released a statement expressing his sympathy for the victims and their families. He said that “all our students deserve to go to school free of fear and full of hope,” and that they will work with the school to ensure the campus remains safe. The LAUSD will provide counseling and mental health support to those who may need it at school tomorrow.
The police have recovered two handguns and two knives from the scene. The investigation is ongoing.