UTICA — One student was hospitalized and another is in custody following a stabbing at Proctor High School in Utica Monday morning, according to the Utica Police Department.
Police said a 17-year-old male attacked an 18-year-old male in a first-floor hallway at about 10:50 a.m. The younger male stabbed the other student several times with a knife before teachers reached the pair and separated them, disarming the 17-year-old, police stated.
The teen was held until security arrived and he was taken into custody. Police said charges are pending the investigation. The teen's identity has not been released due to his young age.
The injured student suffered multiple stab wounds to his back and cuts to his hands, police said. He was treated at a local hospital and his injuries are not considered life threatening.
Police and school district officials are asking for any students with cell phone footage of the incident to reach out to school officials. Any students traumatized by the incident can also reach out to school officials for assistance.
The Proctor High School campus will change its status from an open campus to a closed campus where students will not be allowed to leave the building during free periods or for lunch for the remainder of the week, officials said.
The Utica Police Department will also have an increased presence both inside and outside of Proctor High School for the rest of the week.