17-Year-Old Student in Custody Following Stabbing at Brockton High School

The victim is expected to survive, police said

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Police say a 17-year-old student is in custody in connection with the stabbing of another student at Brockton High School.

A stay in place order was issued at the school at 12:37 p.m. after a report of a person who was stabbed, police said.

The suspect allegedly fled school grounds immediately after the incident. Police said later Friday afternoon that a 17-year-old student was "in custody," but did not say whether they are facing any charges.

The victim was alert and responsive and was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Aerial footage from the scene showed multiple police cruisers outside the school on Friday afternoon.

While authorities have released few details about what took place, students at the school said the violence happened in the hallway and that the victim was stabbed in the knee.

"It shouldn't happen, of course, but that's just the way life is now, you know? Things just getting worse and worse. But hopefully things get better if everyone does their part," said Jahziel Barros, a student at the school.

Brockton police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.

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