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Student hospitalized with multiple stab wounds after teachers intervene during high school attack

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Rylee Kirk


Utica, N.Y. — One student was hospitalized Monday after another student stabbed him repeatedly during a fight at a Utica high school until teachers stepped in to stop the attack, police said.

The stabbing happened at 10:50 a.m. in a hallway in Proctor High School, according to a news release from the Utica Police Department and Utica City School District.

Teachers went to stop the fight and saw a 17-year-old stabbing an 18-year-old, police said. The teachers grabbed the 17-year-old and took his weapon away, holding him until security arrived, police said.

The 18-year-old was treated by school nurses for multiple stab wounds to his back and hands until the fire department arrived and he was taken to a hospital, police said. His wounds are non-life-threatening, police said.

Charges are pending against the 17-year-old and will be announced when the investigation is concluded, police said.

Multiple students witnessed the attack and others filmed it, police said. Students who wish to come forward with evidence can notify their assistant principal or counselor and they will contact the police. Any students who want mental health assistance can contact the assistant principal or counselor for help, police said.

For the rest of the week students will not be allowed to leave campus for free periods or lunch, officials said. Police said there will be more officers in the school for the rest of the week.

Staff writer Rylee Kirk covers breaking news, crime and public safety. Have a tip, story idea, photo, question or comment? Reach her at 315-396-5961, on Twitter @kirk_rylee, or rkirk@syracuse.com.

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