Two students of Mission View Charter School got into an altercation that sent one to the hospital and the other to jail Tuesday morning.
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to reports of a stabbing in the 27000 block of Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, where the school had rented a classroom from the United Methodist Church.
One of the students, a 17-year-old from Valencia, brandished a knife and reportedly slashed the other juvenile, a 16-year-old from Saugus at least two times. The attack apparently stemmed from a previous disagreement between the two juveniles nearly a year ago.
The juvenile suspect fled the area on foot as deputies were called in, but was spotted running through the Bouquet Center in the 26500 block of Bouquet Canyon Road. He was taken into custody without incident. Deputies reported that they recovered a knife in the bushes that they believe was used in the attack.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the church and treated the victim before transporting him to a local hospital. The wounds were described as non-life threatening. The victim’s current condition is not known.
The suspect was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on felony charges of attempted murder. He is scheduled to be transferred to Sylmar Juvenile Hall where he will be held without bail pending future court proceedings. The incident does not appear to be gang related.