UPDATED 11:09 AM PT – Thursday, September 30, 2021
Two students are recovering after they were stabbed during a fight that broke out inside a Maryland high school. During a press conference Wednesday, Anna Arundel County Police Department Chief Jackie Davis said Annapolis High School was on lockdown Wednesday following multiple serious assaults inside the building.
According to Davis, two school resource officers were walking the hallways when they witnessed a fight. As they began intervening, they were alerted that one of the student had a knife. Davis said the SRO’s were able to quickly disarm the suspect and take him into custody.
At 8:45 a.m. two SROs observed a fight on second floor of Annapolis High. One student had a knife and was disarmed by a SRO. Two students were sent to hospital. Seven students were arrested, says @AACOPD PIO Jackie Davis pic.twitter.com/NeZitNfjW9
— Lilly Price (@lillyptweets) September 29, 2021
Seven students, including one of ones that was the injured, were arrested and charged.
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Schools George Arlotto said it’s unfortunate the first few weeks back at school have resorted to this. He urged parents as well as the community to come together and help students handle situations better.
Arlotto also commended the SRO’s and staff for their quick reaction that spared everyone from more tragedy. He added, they do not believe the actual root of the fight originated on school property.
In the meantime, all parties have been charged as juveniles. Officials said more charges can and are expected as the investigation continues.