“Our thoughts and prayers are with our student who is in stable condition,” said Superintendent Barry Gunn spoke to reporters moments ago (10:30 am) and said that the stabbing incident happened during a morning school assembly for the high school at the auditorium. Both students are 14-years-old. The suspect is detained.
Gunn said it appears the suspect was “punching another student with a knife” during the assembly.
He said that SCHOOL REMAINS IN SESSION UNLESS PARENTS WANT TO PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN.
He said that he knows both the victim and the suspect, but that they had no knowledge of a conflict between them. “We had no idea,” he said. This is the first day of the new school year.
The victim is at OU Trauma Center with her family. She is described as being in “stable” condition but is still being assessed.
Meanwhile, Luther Fire Department posted this:
“Luther Fire/Rescue responded to the Luther High School Auditorium on a 14 y/o female stabbed in the chest/arm. The Luther High School Staff did a great job with assisting the victim and keeping her calm. We treated the victim for multiple stab wounds to her upper back, arm, wrist and head. Victim was transported via Air Evac to the hospital in stable condition at this time,” Luther Fire.
This is the first day of LPS. While the school district adopted an armed personnel policy in June, it is not implemented. Just this week on Tuesday evening, the Luther Town Board was given a report that plans were developing with Luther Police Department about the town and school splitting the cost to have a “resource” officer on campus during school hours. That policy is still under consideration.
As we finish writing this story, the yellow “crime scene” tape is being removed from the auditorium at school.