COATESVILLE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania teenager accused of stabbing a classmate during a fight in a high school bathroom turned himself in on Tuesday night, police said.
The 16-year-old suspect, who was identified in a handout by the Caln Police Department, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses. He is being held at the Chester County Juvenile Detention Center on $750,000 bail.
School officials said the fight erupted at Coatesville Senior High School around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Substitute Superintendent Rick Dunlap said the 16-year-old stabbed a classmate several times.
The stabbed student was taken to Paoli Hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening stab wounds to his neck, shoulder, armpit and lower back, according to officials.
Students said the fight happened in the bathroom, and it was recorded by at least one other student. The school was placed on lockdown and the students were allowed to leave early while authorities investigated.
A witness told investigators that the fight broke out after the victim believed the suspect had stolen a vape cartridge from him, and the two met in the bathroom to fight. A teacher came into the bathroom and the crowd that had gathered there dispersed.
The witness stated that the group of students then moved to another bathroom and began fighting. The knife was recovered at the school, and police say video of the fighter was posted on social media.