Two Northwestern Students Involved in Stabbing Near High School

The school was put on lockdown for the afternoon.

Two students were involved in a stabbing off school property Wednesday afternoon.

According to Prince George's County Police, the 17-year-old suspect stabbed another 17-year-old student around 2:56 p.m. in the 6700 block of Belcrest Road. The injured teen was transported to a local hospital. The victim has non life-threatening injuries, according to police. 

Police said that multiple suspects have been aprehended and interviewed in connection with the incident. 

Prince George's County Schools Spokesman Briant Coleman confirmed that both the victim and the suspect involved were students at Northwestern High School, but he said the stabbing did not occur on school property.

The school was however put on lockdown as a precaution, Coleman added, but they were dismissed at their regular time.

He told The Washington Post that both students involved were males and that they did not attend classes on Wednesday.

He said Prince George's County Police are taking the lead on the investigation.

Michael Theis September 05, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Isn't that a bit reactionary? I grew up in Hyattsville, and crime happens here, just like it happens in my small college town in West Virginia. But I don't feel unsafe around here, not by a long shot. In fact, there's a lot less crime now than there used to be. The violent crime rate has been on a 30 year tumble in this country.
ana moran September 05, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Wow it's a new school year and here they go startIng this again. Last year there was stabbings a nd fights. Sad....
concerned parent September 06, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Violence UNFORTUNATELY is all around us. No need to be hasty. We have to raise OUR CHILDREN!!!! Not allow the STREETS TO RAISE THEM!!!!!! PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, TEACH OUR CHILDREN, LOVE OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!! Thank You Mr.Battenga(sp) and NWHS STAFF for keeping the REST OF OUR CHILDREN STAFF while this was going on!!
Corey Somers September 06, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Very sad but Northwestern is not isolated from students who will do this. It wasn't done on school property so that is a plus to me.
Jen Sanderson September 07, 2012 at 12:49 PM
It is unfortunate that this happened. But, there are 2600 kids in that school...most of them are great kids. There are a few that have some issues. My son attends NW and we are very happy with the school. Mr. Batenga is doing a fantastic job there!!!


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