Teen arrested for allegedly stabbing classmate multiple times in Eastpointe High

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
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A 15-year-old Eastpointe High School student was arrested Tuesday for stabbing another student, police said.

Eastpointe police officers were called at about 10 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a stabbing at the high school. 

After they arrived, school officials identified a suspect to police. The student led officers on a brief foot chase but then surrendered.

Officials said the victim, also a 15-year-old male, was stabbed multiple times in his upper torso. He was hospitalized in stable condition.

Investigators said they recovered a knife at the scene. They said the suspect and the victim know each other.

School officials locked down the building after the incident.

The district acknowledged the incident on Tuesday.

"There  was an incident involving two students in a classroom at the high school," a statement on Eastpointe Community Schools' website said. "The investigation is ongoing by Eastpointe Police and the high school administration."

Detectives said they are working with the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office to determine criminal charges. They said they aren't releasing further information at this time.

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