Student seriously injured in stabbing at Frederick Douglass High School in Maryland

Scene at Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Md. (Photo: Brad Bell)

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJLA) - A 16-year-old student was seriously injured after being stabbed by a 14-year-old student at a high school in Prince George's County early Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred around 7:40 a.m. inside Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro. Two male students were engaged in a physical altercation when one of the students pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the other student, according to police.

A video of the incident, taken by a student and obtained by ABC7 News, shows a chaotic scene. A young man in his maroon school uniform shirt can be seen lunging at someone with what appears to be a knife in his hand. He is wrestled to the ground by other students.

The injured student was taken by ambulance for treatment. The other teen was questioned by police. A police spokesperson says there is no indication of any gang involvement and that the fight stemmed from an earlier incident.

Schools spokesperson Keesha Bullock says order was quickly restored and that classes continued. At this time of year seniors have graduated and only juniors, sophomores, and freshmen are attending classes.

The student who pulled the knife is currently in police custody and charges are pending.

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