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Student Injured, 2 Others Arrested Following Stabbing

MAY 15, 2015 AFTERNOON UDPATE -- Two 14-year-old students have been arrested on multiple charges relating to Thursday's stabbing at Redmond Proficiency Academy. Further investigation revealed the suspect who allegedly stabbed a fellow 8th grader was provided by a third student. The suspect is charged with Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. The alleged accomplice is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Assault II and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.


Both students were lodged at the Deschutes County Juvenile Detention Facility under Safe Schools Alliance protocols. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, in cooperation with RPA and the Redmond School District.


REDMOND, OR -- A Redmond Proficiency Academy middle school student was taken to the hospital Thursday morning, after a fellow student allegedly stabbed him during an altercation. Lt. Mike Kidwell says because the call involved school violence, it elicited an immediate response from all available units to the campus on West Antler Avenue. "Our time of call was 7:44 and when I got there it was 7:57, and I was the last person there. It was a very quick response, with all the resources; so we could secure the scene, secure any suspects or witnesses, to make sure we restore safety to everybody in the school."


Medics transported the eighth grade victim with multiple stab wounds to his chest and arm, but Lt. Kidwell says his wounds were considered minor. He was treated and released from St. Charles Bend.  
Investigators believe the eighth grade suspect used a broken pocketknife in the fight that started in the cafeteria and was broken up in the gym, just before school started. "We’ve transported him to Deschutes County Juvenile where we’re following through with the Safe Schools protocol in conjunction with the Juvenile Department and the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office," Lt. Kidwell tells KBND News.
RPA issued a statement saying administrators were saddened by the events and thankful for the quick response by staff and emergency crews. 

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