Greeley police are investigating an altercation in which one student allegedly stabbed another Monday morning at Jefferson High School.
At 11:43 a.m. Monday, Greeley police officers responded to reports that a student had been stabbed at Jefferson High School, located at 1315 Fourth Ave.
Multiple officers arrived on the scene and located a juvenile victim inside the school with numerous stab wounds, according to a Greeley police news release. The victim was taken to a local hospital for the stabbing injuries and is expected to survive.
Theresa Myers, the chief of communications for Greeley-Evans School District 6, said she heard the victim is in stable condition as of Monday afternoon.
The altercation, involving two male students who are new to the high school, occurred in the hallway during a passing period while students were heading to lunch, according to Myers. She said multiple students witnessed the stabbing.
School staff members responded quickly to the altercation, Myers said. The district’s crisis-intervention team was expected to be at the school Monday afternoon and Tuesday.
Officers took the juvenile suspect to Platte Valley Youth Services, a juvenile intake facility, according to the release. The suspect is facing first-degree assault and interference with staff/faculty/students charges.
Due to the victim’s and suspect’s ages, Greeley police indicated they would not release any additional information.
There is no ongoing threat to the students, faculty or surrounding area, police said. No one else sustained injuries during the assault.
Greeley police ask those with information on this case to contact Detective Robert Cash at 970-350-9601.
“We’re doing everything we can to support the students and staff,” Myers said Monday afternoon. “We’re cooperating with the police and with the investigation.”
— Tribune reporter Anne Delaney contributed to this story.