On Thursday afternoon, a student from East Providence High School was stabbed by another student, which resulted in the campus being placed on lockdown.
During a press conference, East Providence Police Chief Christopher Francesconi revealed that a 16-year-old boy was stabbed by a 17-year-old boy in one of the bathrooms at the school.
According to Francesconi, the injured student received immediate medical attention and was later transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for further treatment. Thankfully, the student is now in a stable condition.
According to authorities, the adolescent male, aged 17, has been apprehended. The individuals involved have not been named by officials.
Around 12:25 p.m., the school resource officer contacted the police after which they responded to the scene. The school was already in lockdown by the time they arrived. The suspect was identified by the police in a prompt manner.
According to Franesconi, investigators suspect that the stabbing was carried out by the 17-year-old alone. The police are currently working to determine the motive behind the incident, and have confirmed that there is no immediate danger to the public.
According to school officials, there will be a higher police presence on Friday due to the recent stabbing incident involving two students. They clarified that the altercation was an isolated incident.
During a news conference on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Bob DaSilva commended the police and school officials for their outstanding work and dedication.
As he spoke, his voice was filled with sorrow and disappointment. The news he had heard about an unfortunate incident in their community had shattered him. “It’s painful to know that something like this could happen here,” he said, his words reflecting the empathy he felt for those affected. The sadness in his tone was a testament to his compassion and concern for the people around him. Hearing about such incidents left him feeling heartbroken, and he was determined to do what he could to prevent them from happening again.
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