- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Northern California middle school student was airlifted to a hospital after he was stabbed in the back by another student in the boys’ locker room.

The Contra Costa Times reports (https://bayareane.ws/1IAPl3Y ) the 11-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital from Martinez Junior High after the Thursday attack.

Police say the student’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Witnesses told police the attack with a knife was unprovoked.

The school’s principal, Michael DeFrancesco, says in an email to parents that it occurred during a physical education class.

The suspect is a 13-year-old boy who police said reported the incident to school staff. He was booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

DeFrancesco said the school remained in session for the rest of the day.


Information from: The Contra Costa Times, https://www.contracostatimes.com

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