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Utah student goes on locker-room stabbing-spree; turns knife on self

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A student at an Orem, Utah High School attacked 5 of his classmates in the boy’s locker room before turning the knife on himself.

From Deseret News:

The stabbings happened just before 8 a.m. in the boys locker room in the gymnasium area, according to Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez. All the victims were boys and were stabbed at least once, suffering wounds to their upper torso or neck, police said.

Four victims were transported Utah Valley Hospital, where two remained in critical condition but were considered stable, one was in fair condition, and one was transferred to another hospital in fair condition, hospital officials said in a statement about 3:45 p.m.

“At this point, none of the patients’ injuries are considered life-threatening,” according to the statement.

Before being taken into custody, police say the 16-year-old stabbed himself in the neck with the 3-inch blade.

By Tuesday afternoon, the 16-year-old had been released from the hospital and booked into the Slate Canyon Youth Center in Provo, police said.

The suspect was apparently new to the school this year, but had straight A’s and no reported disciplinary issues. No motive is available at this time.


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