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Two Suspects in Custody After Stabbing at Overfelt High School in San Jose

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    Two suspects were taken into custody Thursday after a student was stabbed on the William C. Overfelt High School campus in San Jose. The victim’s injuries are non-life threatening. Robert Handa reports. (Published Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017)

    A 14-year-old student suffered non-life threatening injuries after being stabbed on the William C. Overfelt High School campus in San Jose Thursday morning, according to officials.

    Two teenage suspects — one from a different school — are in custody, police said.

    Police initially received reports of the stabbing around 9 a.m., Lt. Steve Lagorio said. 

    School staff immediately detained the two suspects, who were then handed off to officers and transported to the police department, Lagorio said.

    2 Suspects in Custody After Stabbing at School in San Jose

    [BAY ML 11A HANDA] 2 Suspects in Custody After Stabbing at Overfelt High School

    A student at William C. Overfelt High School in San Jose was stabbed on campus Thursday morning, according to officials. Robert Handa reports.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017)

    The school was put on lockdown and the teenage victim was rushed to an area hospital. 

    Maria Martinez, a student's parent, left work early and headed to the school after her son told her that he was "scared" because his friend had been stabbed behind Overfelt's gym. 

    "I was really scared and nervous because, I mean, as a parent I wouldn't want my son to see something like that or go through anything like that," Martinez said.

    One student noted that his classmates were "afraid" and "angry" after hearing about the stabbing. He also added that a sense of "tension" could be felt across campus.

    "It's kind of a scary experience knowing that someone got stabbed here," a student by the name of Ashley said. "It's crazy."

    Fellow student Edgardo echoed the sentiment.

    "I don't really feel safe at school anymore because of what happened today," he said.

    Wendy, another student at the school, was rattled after learning that her friend was the one who was wounded.

    "I'm still shaking about it," she said. "Right now I kind of don't feel safe being here. It's hard."

    Eastside Union School District Superintendent Chris Funk said student safety is the top priority and praised school staff for reacting quickly to keep children away from any danger. However, he also emphasized that officials want the school to be welcoming -- not set up like a prison

    But parents are rattled.

    "How did this happen? How did this kid from a whole different school come with a weapon and nobody was there to help (the victim)?" Martinez said. "How can we trust our kids with these people? It doesn't make any sense."

    A motive for the stabbing is not known at this time, police say. An investigation is underway.

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