LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Lawrence said a student at RISE Academy is expected to be OK after being stabbed during a fight.

Lawrence Police Detective Thomas M. Cuddy said police responded to the school at 530 Broadway for reports of an altercation between students.

According to Cuddy, a juvenile male suffered a non-life threatening stab wound during the altercation. The student was then treated on scene before being taken to a nearby hospital.

A suspect described as a “15-year-old juvenile male from Lawrence” was taken into custody without incident and now faces charges that include:

  • A&B Dangerous Weapon
  • Attempted Murder
  • Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School Grounds

7NEWS sources later said the weapon used in this incident was a knife.

The 15-year-old is expected to be arraigned in Essex County Juvenile Court.

People who live around the area said they’re sad to see something like this happen at a school.. 

“I don’t have any small children,” one person told 7NEWS. “But this feels like it’s my own family.”

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