Student stabbed Thursday at Luther High School
LUTHER — Hours after a 14-year-old girl was stabbed repeatedly by a classmate during an assembly on the first day of class at Luther High School, investigators still don't know why the attack occurred.
"Everybody is baffled," Luther police Chief David Randall said. "He just stood up and started what looked like was punching her, but he was stabbing her."
The names of the victim and the 14-year-old boy who stabbed her were not released Thursday.
Her condition was not available Thursday, but Randall said the girl was conscious and talking after surgery.
Oklahoma County sheriff's spokesman Mark Opgrande said the stabbing occurred about 8:15 a.m. when the boy stood up during an assembly in the school's performing arts center and stabbed the girl five or more times. The girl was flown by helicopter to OU Medical Center.
Opgrande and Randall said they did not know what, if any, relationship the two students had, only that they were also schoolmates last year.
The boy was taken into custody after the stabbing. His father wanted the boy to get legal counsel before answering any of investigators' questions, Randall said.
Jonathan Baumgartner, a Luther High School senior, said the assembly began normally. Then, he heard screaming. He and several other students got up to help.
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"We turned around, and teachers were on top of him," Baumgartner said.
Baumgartner said teachers had the situation under control within a few minutes.