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News Release

Thursday, September 25, 2003

Media Relations

On-going Dispute Leads to Stabbing on School Campus

 

Los Angeles: West Los Angeles Area Detectives are investigating the stabbing incident that injured a student on campus grounds.

On Tuesday, September 24, 2003, at about 2:15 p.m., a fight broke out on the campus of Palisades High School located at 15777 Bowdoin St. The fight continued behind the school. The suspect a 14 year-old male White stabbed a 15 year-old male Korean victim in the back. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

Los Angeles Unified School Police observed the tail end of the fight and arrested the suspect and recovered the weapon. The suspect was transported to West Los Angeles Station for booking. The fight was over a dispute between the suspect and the victim that had been brewing for several days. Both the suspect and the victim are juveniles and attend Palisades High School

The Los Angels Unified School Police are handling the investigation and West Los Angeles Area Detectives are assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this may contact West Los Angeles Detectives at 310-575-8441. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.