A high school student on his way to Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast Washington was stabbed Tuesday morning either getting on or getting off a bus, according to D.C. police and school officials.
The student, who was not identified, was conscious and breathing and was taken to a hospital, according to authorities. Police would only describe him as a juvenile. Police said they arrested a juvenile male and that charges were pending.
D.C. police said the stabbing occurred in the 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue Northeast. Patricia Brantley, chief operating officer for Friendship Public Charter schools, which operate several in the District, said the student ran to the school, where staff called for an ambulance.
Friendship Collegiate Academy is in the 4000 block of Minnesota Avenue Northeast, near Benning Road, and has 880 students in grades eight through 12. Brantley said social workers will be at the school to talk to students, and notices will be sent home to parents.
Brantley said it does not appear the suspect arrested is a student at the school. No details about a possible motive were available.