Student stabbed at Greeley’s Jefferson High School
A student in Greeley was stabbed many times on school grounds on Monday, prompting the lockdown of a high school there. The stabbing occurred in Jefferson High School during a passing period and the building remained on lockdown until the end of the school day.
According to a representative for Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6, the argument between the two children occurred in the corridor just before classes were dismissed for lunch. One of the students repeatedly stabbed the other after the two got into an altercation. The injured student was taken urgently to a hospital nearby, however it was not immediately known what condition they were in. The accused was detained.
There is a student resource officer employed at Greeley’s easternmost high school, Jefferson High, who is located there. After the attack, dozens of law enforcement officers and school personnel apparently were there quickly.
Requests for interviews or additional comment were forwarded to the Greeley Police Department by a district spokesperson.
The district spokeswoman stated that because this was an isolated event, they do not see any other threats to the school. The representative claimed that many children were upset by the occurrence, which is why they decided to keep the school on lockdown even after there was no longer any danger to the building.