Teen suspected of attempted stabbing during fight at Baldwin Park middle school

BALDWIN PARK – Police arrested a junior high student Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder after he tried to stab another students during a fight on-campus before school, authorities said.
The incident was reported just before 8 a.m. at Olive Middle School, 13701 E. Olive Street, Baldwin Park Unified School District police Captain Rudy Gatto said.
A 14-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy got into a fight when the older student pulled a folding knife and, “made some stabbing motions toward the victim, who was able to push him back,” he said.
A staff member at the school broke up the fight before either student was injured, the captain said, and school officials later found the knife in the possession of the older boy.
Gatto said school police arrested the teenager on suspicion of attempted murder as well as possession of a knife on school grounds – a felony.
He was taken to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall in Downey.
As a criminal case is brought against the suspect, Gatto said, school administrators will determine what disciplinary actions the district may take against the youth.
Investigators continue to seek witnesses of the incident, he added. Anyone with information can call BPUSD police at 626-856-4364, or tips can be left anonymously by calling 626-856-4847.

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