1 teenager injured, another in custody after stabbing near Gaithersburg High School

Police are investigating a knife attack near Gaithersburg High School in Montgomery County.

Police are investigating a knife attack near Gaithersburg High School in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Montgomery County Police and Gaithersburg Police arrived on South Frederick Avenue and Education Boulevard outside the school just before 3 p.m. Thursday.

They found two high school students near a public bus stop. One had cuts on his extremities and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; the other teen is in custody, Gaithersburg police spokesman Dan Lane said.



Lane said a police officer found a “sharp instrument”. He added that the incident happened after school hours, so there was no lockdown.

Gaithersburg High School principal Cary Dimmick said in a letter to the school community that a witness called police.

“A situation of this nature can be troubling for our students. There will be counselors on site tomorrow, Friday May 13, to meet with all staff and students who need support,” Dimmick said.

Below is the area where it happened.

Mike Murillo of WTOP contributed to this report.

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