One student injured in stabbing at Adams High School, one student in custody

NOW: One student injured in stabbing at Adams High School, one student in custody

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – South Bend Police are investigating a stabbing at Adams High School.

Police said officers were called to the school, located on S. Twyckenham Drive, for a report of a stabbing around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

One student was injured and taken to the hospital. They are in stable condition, police said.

The school was placed on lockdown during the investigation. 

Classes have resumed, but some students are being picked up by their parents.

In an update around 11 a.m., police said several juveniles had been detained in relation to the incident. 

One student is in custody and is being held at the Juvenile Justice Center awaiting formal charges, according to the South Bend Police Department.

South Bend Police posted the following statement on social media Tuesday afternoon.

The lockdown at John Adams High School has been lifted following this morning’s incident.
An important reminder: lockdowns are put in place to keep everyone safe. They also help provide our officers a secure environment to carry out investigations, locate suspects, preserve crime scenes and talk to witnesses.
Our department is aware of posts circulating on social media, questioning the length of the lockdown. Please note, the South Bend Police Department worked in real time with the school corporation and John Adams High School administration to lift the lockdown as quickly as possible, and when safe and feasible to do so.
We recognize events such as this can spur a lot of emotions. However, conflicting information posted to social media forums created additional confusion and frustration, and it’s important for us to communicate the importance of keeping the/any scene secure.
Safety will always come first.
The South Bend Police Department’s Detective Bureau is continuing to investigate and we will provide updates once we are able to do so.

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