Student Stabbed at Piper High School in Sunrise UPDATE
According to Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie, the student was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sunrise Police say the suspect is in custody.
Update: According to a City of Sunrise Police arrest report, Kimanie King, an 18-year-old senior at Piper High, got into a verbal altercation inside the school gym with the victim, an unidentified 16-year-old sophomore. The two got into a heated argument about a basketball game.
King became enraged during the altercation, and left the gym to retrieve a five-inch folding pocket knife, according to the report. He then returned a short time later with the knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.
The victim was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with multiple wounds, including in the upper chest area. The victim is in stable condition, according to the report.
King was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
The stabbing occurred in the gym at approximately 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning.
Involved individuals are both students-occurred in gym-only one person injured, family notified.— Sunrise Police FL (@SunrisePoliceFL) April 17, 2014
A lock down, which was lifted around 11:30 a.m., was issued when reports of the stabbing first surfaced, as a precaution.
This was the second time in a week there has been an altercation at Piper High.
On April 10, two teen boys got into a fistfight in the school cafeteria as other students looked on. One of the boys was taken to the hospital after suffering a head injury. Police said they found a pool of blood on the cafeteria floor.