Fights that may have once been settled with, a push here and a shove there, have quickly escalated into dangerous and deadly confrontations when one of the participants decides to use a knife.
On Thursday two students were stabbed while waiting in line to go through metal detectors before entering school. One student is dead and another student, who tried to help him, was seriously wounded.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports the assailant got into an argument with one of the students before they lined up to go through a security checkpoint, and one started stabbing the other.
The schools executive director Willie Tubbs said the stabbing happened between two sets of school doors, before security personnel would have used a wand to check for weapons.
The student charged with the stabbing picked a good time to attack. The victims were stuck in line between two doorways making it difficult to escape or defend themselves. Read more?