Stabbing Locks Down Rancho Cucamonga High School in California

Update: Lockdown lifted, two suspects arrested
September 21, 2016 Updated: September 21, 2016
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A Rancho Cucamonga, California, high school was placed on lockdown on Wednesday afternoon after a student was stabbed, say officials.

It’s unclear if the victim of the stabbing was a student at Rancho Cucamonga High School, police said.

“We are actively investigating an assault on the campus of Rancho Cucamonga High School. We are searching for suspects in that area and in an abundance of caution have asked RCHS and Lightfoot Elementary to lock down until we can locate the outstanding suspects,” the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department wrote on Facebook.

As of 3:30 p.m. local time, two suspects were arrested and detained for an investigation, police said in an update. “All school lockdowns are lifted, and students have been released from school,” the department said.

Lt. Frank Montanez with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department told The Press-Enterprise newspaper that he couldn’t say whether the suspects were students at the high school. 

Superintendent of the Joint Union High School District, Mat Holton, later confirmed the victim was a student.

The victim’s injuries aren’t life-threatening, Lt. Montanez said.

At around 2:40 p.m., students were allowed to leave the campus.

How the assault unfolded wasn’t immediately clear, sheriff’s officials told ABC7, which added that the “assault took place under suspicious circumstances.”