A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and faces possible attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing a female classmate in the head.
The stabbing occurred Wednesday around 3:35 pm in the 4700 block of San Bernardino Street in Montclair.
Montclair police say a 16-year-old girl was walking home from school when her classmate approached her from behind and stabbed her in the head with a “fixed-blade knife.” The girl turned on her attacker and she was stabbed several more times, police said.
Witnesses intervened and were able to hold the teen until police arrived on the scene.
The teenager was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for her injuries, which police say are not life-threatening. She is expected to make a full recovery, according to a news release from the Montclair Police Department.
Her attacker was arrested by police and has been booked into the San Bernardino County Youth Center, where he awaits attempted murder charges.
Both the victim and the suspect are students at Montclair High School, the Police Department said.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact the Montclair Police Department at 909-448-3600. You can also submit an anonymous tip online through wetip.com.
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