Teenage Boy Stabbed At School For Talking To A Girl, Mom Says
At about 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, police responded to reports of a 17-year-old boy who had been stabbed on the campus of Rancho Cucamonga High School, KTLA reports. The boy, who has only been identified as Mylon, was transported to a nearby hospital. The school was briefly placed on lockdown until shortly before 3 p.m. upon which police announced they'd detained two students. Rancho Cucamonga Deputy Jacob Bailey tells LAist that as of this morning, a total of three suspects have been arrested.
Bailey said that the motivation behind the stabbing was a "personal issue" between the victim and the attackers. The victim's mother, Anasa Lavender, told KTLA that the the incident involved a female student.
"I guess the girl didn't want [Mylon] talking to her and he said something to her, and then her cousins came in and got him," she said.
Bailey said the boy's injuries are not life threatening, and Lavender said her son's injuries will likely take a month or so to heal. A student at the school told the San Bernardino Sun that the stabbing happened near the weight room, and that he saw the victim with a wound to his torso.