A 16-year-old boy was reported in critical but stable condition last night after being stabbed by another student outside W.E.B. Du Bois High School in Northeast Baltimore yesterday afternoon, the chief of the city's school police force said.
One arrest was made, and the school system and city police departments were investigating the attack.
The victim, a 10th-grader whose name was not disclosed because he is a juvenile, was about to board an MTA bus near the school in the 2200 block of Pinewood Ave. about 3:30 p.m. when he was attacked by a teenage boy and stabbed in the chest, said Chief Antonio Williams of the school police.
The assailant fled, but a suspect, 15, was arrested a short time later by one of the two school police officers assigned to Du Bois High, Williams said.
City and school police officers were attempting to determine what led to the stabbing. "We don't know if there was a previous fight or an argument," Williams said.
The victim, accompanied by his mother, was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital and underwent surgery, Williams said.
Several hours after the incident, the suspect was being questioned at the Northeastern Police District. The youth could be charged with first-degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon, authorities said.