GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A stabbing on Grand Junction Highschool’s campus just before noon Monday sent the school into a shelter-in-place. Students had to stay in their classrooms for most of the day, and those who were off-campus for lunch were told to remain off-campus.
UPDATE: (6:00 pm 10/21) The juvenile suspect in this incident has been screened into the custody of the Department of Youth Corrections for offenses including 2nd Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Interference with Educational Institutions. The District Attorney’s office is responsible for making a final determination on appropriate charges. The name of the suspect is not releasable at this time.
There was one victim who was transported to the hospital with an unknown extent of injuries. We have a suspect who has been detained, and is being interviewed by police. the school was in lockdown for a short period, it will remain in a shelter in place out of an abundance of caution.Heidi Davidson, GJPD, on scene of incident
School district officials say authorities were called right away.
Immediately, we had someone call 911. We brought the school nurse out, and we had law enforcement responding. Everything happened really fast, we had a really fast response time. There are no plans to cancel any after school activities. We’ll still have the freshman football game today, all of the practices. All still on schedule and in the same places.Emily Schockley, D-51 School District
Law enforcement officials say concerned parents should register for emergency alerts to stay on top of situations like this. You can register for alerts through D-51 School District and the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center.