TROY, N.C.-- The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Montgomery County Schools (MCS) confirm they're investigating a fight that ended with a student being stabbed at West Montgomery High School (WMHS).
According to a news release from the school's administration office, just before football practice on Tuesday, two students, both football players, got into an altercation in the locker room. One of the students jabbed the other student with a pair of scissors.
Dr. Dale Ellis, School Superintendent, tells WFMY News 2 that the students involved were a 17 year-old and a juvenile. Dr. Ellis said the juvenile stabbed the teenager in the shoulder.
School personnel at WMHS immediately broke up the fight and contacted the sheriff's office. Deputies secured the scene and other students and school staff were kept safe.
Lt. Howell with the MCSO says the stabbing is not related to bullying. He says the two students were involved in an altercation earlier in the day in the lunch room. He said their argument escalated in the locker room.
He said no charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
Parents were notified about the incident via a phone message, school officials said.
The investigation is ongoing and MCS personnel said they will not be identifying the students involved. The school district said this about the incident: "The safety of all our students is always top priority. School staff acted swiftly to secure the area and maintain the safety of other students in the locker room".
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