WASHINGTON — A teen is under arrest and charged with stabbing his classmate after a fight in their high school bathroom.
The 17-year-old E.L. Haynes Public Charter School student is being charged as a juvenile with assault with a dangerous weapon and is not being named.
Officers quickly identified the teen as a suspect in the Tuesday morning stabbing, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said.
The altercation happened in a bathroom of the school located in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest D.C., Newsham said.
The injured 15-year-old student is expected to survive.
In a letter home to parents, school CEO Hilary Darilek wrote, “We are saddened by this event, and we know this singular incident is not reflective of our community and our values.”
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