ABILENE, Texas (KETK) – Two students were stabbed in what police are calling a targeted attack Thursday morning at Abilene High School.
The suspect, who is also a student, attacked the victims in the cafeteria at 8 a.m. just before school began.
Police say the suspect had recently been suspended and likely targeted the victims due to a previous altercation he had with them.
Both victims were rushed to the hospital, and the extent of their injuries is currently unknown.
Officers located and arrested the suspect around 8:36 a.m. after he fled the scene.
In a statement, Abilene ISD said that “this is the worst thing that can happen at a school like this.”
Classes are still operating under a normal schedule since the incident was deemed to be isolated. No lockdown order was issued by the school.
All three people involved are 16-years-old, meaning their identities are likely to remain concealed.
KETK News will update this story as more information becomes available.