More than a dozen students have been suspended as officials investigate a stabbing incident following dismissal Friday from Coconut Creek High School.
The stabbing took place outside the school just after classes let out. The victim, described by the Broward School District as an 18-year-old senior, was stabbed by two schoolmates, one wielding a pair of scissors and the other a pen, according to Coconut Creek Police. Other students either participated in the fighting or egged on the participants, a school spokeswoman said.
The suspect who allegedly used the pen was arrested and faces expulsion. Police are still looking for the suspect who used the scissors, said police spokesman Officer Anthony Avello. That student is also likely to face expulsion.The victim was taken to North Broward Medical Center, where he was treated and released, officials said.
Expulsion has also been recommended for a third student, although his role in the incident was less clear.
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School District spokeswoman Nadine Drew said investigators found an unloaded pellet gun in the student's book bag and determined he had brought it to school.
In all, 13 students were suspended as of Monday, Drew said. Two more suspensions were expected to be handed out Tuesday.
Police were at the school Monday continuing the investigation and providing extra security, Avello said.
Coconut Creek High was the second Broward school to see violent disruptions last week. On Wednesday, 11 Northeast High School students were arrested after a morning fight over a cell phone, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Dozens of students were said to be involved in the fight at the Oakland Park school. There were no serious injuries and no weapons were found.