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02/11/03

Stabbing at Jenkins High School

Superintendent O'Sullivan on the scene this morning. Superintendent O'Sullivan on the scene this morning.

Police reacted in moments shutting down Jenkins High, after two ninth graders got into a fight in front of the cafeteria, and one student stabbed another around 11am this morning.

"I was eating, lunch and they told us we were on lockdown," student Yolanda Scott told us.

"We had an incident that happened during first lunch period that involved only two students," Freddie Gilyard confirmed.

Police quickly shut the school down. School superintendent John O'Sullivan and board president Hugh Golson got to the school shortly afterward, talking with police as our cameras caught them gathering evidence.

"One juvenile suspect was taken into custody. He's going to be charged, an investigation is ongoing," Chief Ulysses Bryant of the campus police said.

Even so, students are shaken some even scared.

"We need some metal detectors or an alarm," Yolanda Scott said.

School officials were quick to say this isn't an everyday situation and they're going to send a strong message to all the kids here.

"This will be dealt with," Chief Bryant promised.

We are told the student, whose name has not been released, is recovering. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. No other students were injured.

Reported by: Ryan Young, ryoung@wtoc.com

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