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17-year-old stabbed at a local school; 16-year-old arraigned

Detectives said a 16-year-old girl allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old girl inside the women's bathroom.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Police Department said a 17-year-old girl is in serious condition after being stabbed Tuesday afternoon. 

Police said the stabbing happened at the Buffalo School of Culinary Arts on West Huron around 12:15 p.m.

Detectives said a 16-year-old girl allegedly stabbed the 17-year-old girl multiple times with a knife inside a women's bathroom. 

The 16-year-old student was arraigned Wednesday and is being held without bail. She is due back in court for a felony hearing on Sept 19.

She is facing charges of Assault in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felony) and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree (Class “A” misdemeanor). 

The 17-year-old victim was transported by ambulance to Oishei Children's Hospital where she is listed in serious condition. The Erie County DA's office said she suffered injuries to her back. 

“I am upset that a new school year has started with this violent incident. I want the youth in our community to understand that there are serious consequences to engaging in any criminal behavior – especially inside of a school. This violent behavior will not be tolerated and my office will continue to aggressively prosecute these cases in Youth Part. My thoughts and prayers are with the victim of this attack. I hope that she makes a full and swift recovery,” said Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

Police said the school was put under a shelter-in-place immediately following the incident.

Buffalo Public Schools released this statement following the incident:

An unfortunate and isolated incident occurred today at Buffalo High School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality #355. The Buffalo Police Department Security Resource Officers were immediately contacted, and the school was placed in “shelter in place” mode for security measures, to ensure the safety of all students and staff. At this time, the Buffalo Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident. The Buffalo Public School District takes any violent offenses occurring on school grounds very seriously and will follow the Code of Conduct with disciplinary measures. All BPS staff implemented appropriate protocols. Further information regarding the incident may be issued later by the BPD.

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