A 15-year-old student was seriously injured in an assault Tuesday afternoon at Lansdowne High School and another student was taken into custody.
County police spokeswoman Joy Stewart said a student notified the school resource officer around 1 p.m. of a first-degree assault.
The SRO and a supervisor apprehended a girl and rendered aid to another girl, who was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
“Immediately after being notified, the two apprehended the suspect and rendered aid to the victim in this case,” Stewart said. “The circumstances leading up to the incident remain under investigation.”
Lansdowne Principal Allison Seymour sent a letter to families, saying that the school went into lockdown at 12:40 p.m. after an assault involving two students. The lockdown was lifted around 1:15 p.m.
“All students and staff are safe. This is an active investigation and there will be an increased police presence on campus throughout the afternoon,” the district said.
As of Tuesday afternoon, investigators weren’t sure what led to the incident, but it has left some parents worried and on edge.
“It came on my phone, on my news app, and I read it and said, ‘That’s my grandson’s school.’ So, he just texted me to ask me to come pick him up, and that’s why I’m here now, to come get him, to see, you know, take him home, and, you know, it’s just crazy, you know? So, I don’t know what’s going on,” said Keith Queen, a student’s relative.
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