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2 teens injured in incident at Washburn High School

Minneapolis Police said one teen was stabbed and another suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in a fight at the school Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Students returned to Washburn High School Friday after a teen was stabbed and another suffered serious injuries during an incident the night before.

In a statement, Minneapolis Public Schools said an event at the school on Thursday, May 25 was "disrupted by a large fight that involved weapons."

According to the Minneapolis Department, officers initially responded to the school on reports of a stabbing. When they arrived, they located a 17-year-old male with a non-life-threatening stab wound, who was then transported to HCMC for treatment.

MPD then said a fight developed after the stabbing, and the crowd scattered as officers arrived. According to police, officers heard gunshots and eventually located a 16-year-old that had a gun in a nearby yard. No one was injured from those shots, police said, and the teenager was taken into custody and transferred to the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center.

Later, police added that a 15-year-old was brought to the Hennepin County Medical Center with a "potentially life-threatening injury" that happened during the fight, but was not related to the stabbing or shooting.

"We are devastated that what started as a beautiful evening ended up with senseless violence," the district said in its statement. "Minneapolis Public Schools is cooperating with police as they work on their investigation," and "will continue to do everything we can to ensure student and staff safety at school events," they added.

There is currently no update on the status of either victim.

MPD says the case remains open and officers are investigating. 


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