A scary situation at Proctor High School in Utica a fight escalated into a stabbing and left one student with multiple injuries. That student suffered several cuts to his back and hands, police say, but the injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Utica Police say teaching staff was notified of the fight in a first-floor hallway and as they approached they could see that one of those involved was repeatedly stabbing the other.
Utica police have confirmed to WIBX 950 that both are students at the high school. Thus far, they have only said the suspect was an 18-year-old male and the victim is a 17-year-old male.
"The teachers took immediate action, without regard for their own safety, and attempted to separate the parties," according to a joint news release from UPD and the School District.
Teachers forcibly disarmed the student and took him to a secure area until the police arrived. The victim is being treated at a local hospital.