UPDATE (2/8/22 4:50 p.m.) — In a release, Syracuse Police said that the 15-year-old teen who was stabbed during a Tuesday morning altercation with a 16-year-old is expected to survive. The 16-year-old who was arrested in connection with the stabbing was charged with assault in the 2nd degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree.
(WSYR-TV) — NewsChannel 9 has confirmed that a teen was stabbed at PSLA at Fowler High School Tuesday morning.
In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, the Syracuse City School District wrote that a fight involving several students broke out at 9:45 this morning. A student was stabbed during the fight in the abdomen and rushed to the hospital. Another student, suspected of the stabbing, was arrested by the Syracuse police.
“I am upset that these students feel that violence is the answer to resolve their issues. We see too many young people across this community resorting to violence,” said Superintendent Jaime Alicea. “We will continue to work with our students, staff and families and offer the resources necessary to support them because we cannot continue to have them turning to violence to solve their problems,” added Alicea. “I am proud of the students who were not involved in the incident and our staff members at PSLA for how they responded during the stay in place.”
The victim is “still alive” according to SPD, but no other information about the teen’s health has been given.
Fowler was placed on lockdown, but that order was lifted around 1 p.m. and the students were dismissed. Though NewsChannel 9 has confirmed school will be open Wednesday. SCSD also stated, “Any student involved in this fight will face the appropriate disciplinary action as outlined in the district’s Code of Conduct, Character and Support before returning to school.”
Stick with NewsChannel 9 as more details become available throughout the day.