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Student critical after stabbing at Utah high school

Published May 14, 2014 11:56 am
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A Duchesne High School student is in critical condition after he was reportedly stabbed by a classmate.

About 11 a.m. Wednesday, two students started fighting on the football field at the school, located at 155 W. Main St. in Duchesne. The fight continued into the old gym locker room, and sometime during the fight, one of the students was stabbed, according to a Duchesne County Sheriff's Office news release.

Deputies administered first aid and called for help.

The 17-year-old victim was taken to Uintah Basin Medical Center in critical condition, according to the release. The 18-year-old suspect was taken into police custody.

The high school and nearby Duchesne Elementary School were temporarily placed on lock down, according to the news release.

The Tribune will update this story as more information becomes available.


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