Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: #01-07-2015
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, Irvine Police Department, 724-7112, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA – A freshman student has been detained for an assault on an Irvine high school campus.
At approximately 12:37 p.m., the Irvine Police Department (IPD) responded to Woodbridge High School regarding a male freshman student who had been stabbed by another student. The victim is conscious, breathing, and was transported to an area hospital with a serious but non-life-threatening injury.
The suspect was identified as a male freshman student. Following the incident, the suspect fled the scene on foot. He was located and arrested at his nearby residence at approximately 1:10 p.m.
Students at Woodbridge High School were on their lunch break at the time of the incident. The school was not locked down, as the suspect was detained before the end of the lunch hour and the return of students to campus.
School resources officers and detectives are on campus conducting an investigation and have located the weapon. School resource officers also responded to nearby schools to notify administration about the incident and suspect.
IPD is working with the school and Irvine Unified School District to provide support for students and staff and communication with parents.
This is an isolated incident and no additional danger is posed to students related to this incident.
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
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