Student Stabbed at High School in Los Angeles

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
January 26, 2022Updated: January 26, 2022

LOS ANGELES—A student was stabbed by another student at a high school in Westlake on Jan. 26, prompting a lockdown as police searched for the suspect.

Los Angeles School Police Department officers responded at about 1:10 p.m. to the stabbing, which was reported at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex at 322 Lucas Avenue, according to the department.

The 17-year-old student was found suffering at least one stab wound at the scene and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

Miguel Contreras Learning Complex was locked down and a perimeter was established in the surrounding area as police searched for the suspect, who was initially described only as a male who fled the scene following the stabbing.

The school police department announced just after 3:15 p.m. that the suspect had been found and taken into custody, and later confirmed he was also a student at the high school. However, his name and age were not immediately released.

The events leading up to the stabbing were under investigation.

Miguel Contreras Learning Complex remained on lockdown as of 3:15 p.m., and the school police department units were set to remain at the campus as the school released students in a “modified dismissal.”