Student stabbed near DC’s Wilson High

WASHINGTON — A 17-year-old Woodrow Wilson High School student was stabbed in the leg Monday morning during what was reported to be an attempted robbery, D.C. police said.

The teen told police that he had parked his car in an alley off Brandywine Street NW near the school at about 9:19 a.m. when he was injured. He told police that a male thief tried to rob the teen and the two struggled.

The injured teen walked across the street to the high school for help. The boy, whose name has not yet been released, is expected to recover from his leg wound.

Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck called the incident “out of the ordinary” and said there had been no recent street robberies reported in the area that matched the time of day of Monday’s attack or involved a single suspect.  The school sits in the Tenleytown neighborhood, in upper Northwest D.C.

The school’s principal, Kimberly Martin, sent a letter to parents about the stabbing.

“While this event did not occur on campus, we are committed to providing safe passage for students, to and from school each day, and will continue working closely with all community resources to keep our students safe,” Martin wrote in the letter.

Police said the stabbing remains under investigation.

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Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

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