Teen recovering in hospital after being stabbed at school

Minden High School
Minden High School(KSLA)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 3:54 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2021 at 7:59 PM CST
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MINDEN, La. (KSLA) - A 14-year-old is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed several times while at school Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Police tell KSLA the teen and one of his classmates, a 15-year-old, got into a verbal argument at Minden High School. That’s when the classmate pulled out a paring knife and repeatedly stabbed the teen at least seven times.

People say schools should be a safe place for kids.

“I think it’s ridiculous they’re in school doing stabbings. I think they should have top security over there right now because it’s real bad how it’s going right now,” Rodney Batton said. “Evidently, a teacher wasn’t watching it. Something wasn’t going on right and I hate that it happened.”

At least two Minden Police Department units could be seen at the school Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said his office sent a school resource deputy to the school to review footage. And deputies have been driving around the school to increase the law enforcement presence in the area, the sheriff added.

One woman said she saw the scene while she was driving past the school yesterday.

“... Everything looked like it was in control yesterday,” Sheila Hill said.

The Webster Parish School Board sent out the following message to parents Tuesday:

We wanted to inform you that there was an incident at Minden High School today. Please know that all authorities and officials have handled the situation and our first priority remains the safety of all students and staff.”

At this time, it is unclear how long the additional security at the school will last.

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