A 16 year old student died and three others were injured after a stabbing in a Texas high school cafeteria Wednesday morning.
Joshua Broussard, a sophomore at Houston’s Spring High School, was identified to KHOU by family as the sole fatality of the fight that broke out around 7:10 a.m.
A second 16 year-old victim is hospitalized at Memorial Hermann Hospital, originally listed in critical condition, according to Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. The teen’s pastor has since publicly said his condition is improving.
Two other victims transported by ambulance to Houston northwest Medical Center are said to have sustained minor injuries.
Three people were in custody and being questioned by investigators, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators were still searching for the weapons, Garcia said at a news conference.
The stabbing, possibly gang-related, occurred at Spring High School in the Houston suburb of Spring, Texas, Garcia said. Spring High School, which serves 3,000 students, was locked down
Investigators are looking into suggestions that the stabbings were related to gang activity. “However, deputies had not been called to the school about gang violence before today,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The Rev. E.A. Deckard of Green House International Church- acting as spokesman for the family of one of the victims- said the incident was not gang violence but “simply a misunderstanding between two people” in a dispute that had been going on for some time, the Chronicle reported.
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