San Francisco high school stabbing comes amid spate of violence at local schools

A child was stabbed Friday at Francisco High School in San Francisco, the incident coming after weeks of similar violence and threats at Bay Area schools.

Today’s stabbing took place around 12:45 p.m., according to KRON4, and police were sent to a school in the 2100 block of Powell Street, near Fisherman’s Wharf. The victim was taken to a district hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and police detained a minor suspect.

On Friday, the San Francisco Unified School District released a statement saying, “There is no active threat to the school community.”

While there may not be an active threat or coordinated violence effort, the Friday massacre is part of a worrying trend at the local level.

On Wednesday, Denman High School in Outer Mission was closed after a student was found to have brought a firearm onto campus. Also Wednesday, a seventh grader at Sunrise High School in San Jose allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old classmate, causing non-life-threatening injuries.

Last week, a knife attack took place at Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, in which an 18-year-old was wounded and an underage suspect was arrested.

And two weeks ago, a 16-year-old student at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa was stabbed to death, another student was injured in a classroom stabbing, and a third student, a 15-year-old, was arrested.

Back in December, a student at Skyline High School in Auckland was stabbed to death by a fellow student – the suspect in that case was 15 years old, and the victim was 14 years old.

Last spring, SFist reported on the chaos going on at Everett High School on Church Street after a 13-year-old student was hospitalized for injuries from a fight on campus. At the time, Mission Local reported that parents and teachers blamed the ongoing problems on “administrative negligence”, understaffing, and poor adult supervision.

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