Student expected to be released after stabbing at Upper Darby High School

Police have the 14-year-old stabber in custody.

Molly Daly
June 04, 2018 - 12:53 pm
Ambulance Generic

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Police say a suspect is in custody after a freshman at Upper Darby High School was stabbed and slashed in a stairwell.

The wounded boy is expected to be released from Lankenau Medical Center by the end of the day.

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, a 15-year-old freshman was stabbed in the back in a stairwell on campus.

"Stabbed, at least once in the back, and he has cuts to his head, his neck, his forearm and his hand," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood.

Chitwood said the wounded boy made his way to the nurse's office and was then rushed to Lankenau. 

Investigators worked with Upper Darby High School security to review video footage, and they quickly identified a person of interest — a 14 -year-old classmate — who police said had been lying in wait for the victim.

"And it looks like it was over a girl," he added.

Chitwood said no other students were involved.