BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 17-year-old Buffalo man was arraigned early Friday morning for attempted murder following an incident at McKinley High School.
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, a 14-year-old male student was stabbed multiple times following a physical altercation in the parking lot outside of the high school. The incident happened around 3:45 p.m.
According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, it's alleged that the unnamed 17-year-old was one of the individuals involved in the fight resulting in serious injuries to the 14-year-old victim. Following the incident, the 14-year-old underwent surgery at Oishei Children's Hospital where he currently remains.
The 17-year-old was arraigned under "accomplice liability" for one count of attempted murder in the second degree and one count of assault in the first degree. Both charges are both listed as class B violent felonies. The 17-year-old is scheduled to return to court on Monday at 11 a.m.
The District Attorney's Office further states that during the incident, a school security officer tried to intervene in the fight and was shot in the leg. The security officer was taken to ECMC where he was treated and released for the gunshot wound.
2 On Your Side confirmed Thursday afternoon that the security guard's name is Bradley Walker, 27, who was shot in the leg, and whose injury was not considered life threatening.
The Buffalo Police Department and the Erie County District Attorney's Office say they are continuing to investigate this incident.
“I am deeply disturbed by the violence that has occurred at McKinley High School. This schoolyard fight escalated into attempted murder when this boy was stabbed multiple times allegedly by this student," said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.
"We will be aggressively prosecuting this case in Youth Part. I hope that this horrific event and the arrest of this student sends a strong message to all of the young people in our community that there are serious consequences to engaging in violent, criminal behavior. We will not tolerate violence in our schools. I want to thank the members of the Buffalo Police Department who have been working this case non-stop since yesterday afternoon as well as all of the other agencies who assisted in this investigation."