Three Detained in Stabbing of Two Students Near Los Angeles High School

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Three people have been detained in the stabbing of two students near Los Angeles High School, police said Tuesday.

The attack occurred around 4:30 p.m. Monday near the school in the 4600 block of Olympic Boulevard, between West and Rimpau boulevards, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

In a statement, the Los Angeles Police Department said the violence "was the result of an on-campus dispute."

The injured students, both 16, were taken to a hospital in stable condition, the Los Angeles Times reported.

On Tuesday morning, LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the Los Angeles Police Commission that the three people who were detained were believed to have had some involvement in the crime, but they were not students at the school.

The detainees included two boys, ages 14 and 17, and a third person whose age and gender were not revealed. The 17-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly being in possession of a firearm, Moore said. Officers recovered two handguns and two knives, and the investigation was continuing, Moore said.

After the attack, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho called it "another senseless stabbing in our community near Los Angeles High School."

"Our thoughts go out to the two victims and their families," he said. "All of our students deserve to go to school free of fear and full of hope. We must work together to continue to provide safe passages to and from school.

"Law enforcement is currently investigating this incident, and we are working with the school to ensure our campus remains safe. Counselors and mental health support will be provided to those who may need it in school tomorrow."

According to reports from the scene, police said they believe the suspects left the area in two vehicles.

The Times reported that school police had been near the campus until shortly before the stabbings occurred as part of the "safe passage" program, which provides patrols before and after school.

Units left the school to respond to a report that a gun had been found at another campus.

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