Student stabbed in fight outside Prince George’s Co. school

A Prince George’s County, Maryland, student is recovering from a stab wound following a fight on Friday morning.

Prince George’s County police said it received word of a fight between two students in front of Accokeek Academy around 8:45 a.m. Friday.

It happened soon after the students got off a bus outside the school, leading to an immediate lockdown that lasted about an hour.

A police spokesperson said one of the students involved pulled a knife during the fight and stabbed the other. The injured student is expected to recover; no other students or staff were hurt.

“The safety of our students is our top priority,” Principal Dr. Judy Adams said in a letter to the community. “Like all of you, I am shocked and saddened by this incident.”

The students involved will be disciplined in accordance with the school district’s policies. Adams said a large police presence remained on scene following the stabbing, and that an investigation continues.

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