Officers from the Gaithersburg Police Department and the Montgomery County Police Department responded to the scene of a stabbing that occurred in the area of S Frederick Avenue and Education Boulevard on Thursday, according to Gaithersburg Police. According to a Bethesda Beat report, the incident involved two female students.
The injured girl was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the suspect was arrested and charged as a juvenile. The incident occurred at a public transportation bus stop near Gaithersburg High School at approximately 2:40pm, according to a letter sent to the GHS community by principal Cary Dimmick following the incident yesterday. According to the letter, school administration and security immediately responded to the incident. The full letter to the community can be seen below.
Dear Gaithersburg High School families,
I am writing to tell you about a serious incident that occurred after school today, Thursday, May 12, 2022 and how it was addressed.
At approximately 2:40 pm, we received a phone call that two school-aged individuals were involved in an altercation outside of the building at the nearby public transportation bus stop. School administration and security responded immediately. Initial reports are that a cutting implement was involved and that one individual was injured during this serious incident. A witness made an emergency call to police, who responded very quickly to address the situation, and were on site as GHS staff arrived. A suspect was taken into custody and police and emergency services were on hand to support the individual that had suffered injuries.
I want to thank the quick actions of our school’s staff, who helped in securing the area and supported the Gaithersburg High School Community Engagement Officer and responding police as they worked with the individuals involved in the altercation. All of this is an excellent example of an essential partnership to ensure safety in our school.
A situation of this nature can be unsettling for our students. There will be counselors on-site tomorrow, Friday, May 13, 2022 to meet with any staff and students that need support.
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