According to authorities, a student at Kansas City’s Northeast Middle School was stabbed to death Tuesday inside the school’s bathroom.
A school security guard discovered two students fighting within a boys’ bathroom and called the Kansas City Police Department. According to investigators, one of the students stabbed the other with a knife.
The student who was allegedly responsible for the stabbing has already been detained, according to police. At this time, according to the KCPD, there is no active threat to other students or the community.
Both the victim and the suspect are 7th or 8th grade boys.
“I am very saddened to hear that the middle schooler stabbed today at school has died,” Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a statement Tuesday night. “My condolences to the young man’s family, friends, schoolmates, and our community. Too many of children are struggling and we all have to do more to get them the help they need.”
Students reflect on Northeast Middle School stabbing
Parents gathered outside to pick up their children after the stabbing. Starting with the fourth floor of the school, students were dismissed by floors.
During the whole thing, many of the students were messaging their parents. Now that their children are safe at home, parents have one major concern.
“It’s like how did he get in school with a knife? What’s going on?” Lewis said. “Basically, how was he able to enter the school with a knife — with metal detectors? I know the metal detectors work because I came to the school with accessories on and it went off.”
According to FOX4, detectives are still working on the case Tuesday night and will present it to prosecutors.