10th-grader recovering after stabbing at Piper High in Sunrise

 

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A student was stabbed in the chest by another student Thursday in gym class at Piper High School in Sunrise.

The stabbing involved two male students, one a senior and the other a sophomore.

Sunrise police took the suspect into custody. The other student has been taken to the hospital.

Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie emphasized that the stabbing was an isolated incident. The superintendent said Thursday’s stabbing was not related to another fight at the school a few weeks ago.

The stabbed student, he said, is expected to fully recover.

Runcie said parents "shouldn't be concerned" about the safety of Piper, 8000 NW 44th St. in Sunrise.

"It’s a great school," Runcie said. "We have a lot of confidence in where the school is at...it’s an A-rated school."

Runcie said he visited the stabbing victim, a 10th-grader, at the hospital on Thursday, and that the boy's family seemed "relieved" that his injuries are not life-threatening.

An argument led to the stabbing. After a dispute, the older student pulled a knife, Runcie said.

An additional Sunrise police officer will be added to the campus for the rest of the school year, he said.

"I want to assure them, as a parent myself, I look at all of these children as if they were my children," Runcie said.

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