Updated: Student Stabbed at Northwood High School in Silver Spring

A student has been taken to the hospital.

Update, 4 p.m.

Police charged Chidat Tarawally, 18, of Silver Spring, with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and possession of a weapon on school property, according to a news release from the police department. Tarawally, a student at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, is a suspect in the Monday morning stabbing of a 15-year-old fellow student. 

Update, 1:05 p.m.

The victim and the suspect in a stabbing this morning at Northwood High School in Silver Spring are both students at the school. The victim is a 15-year-old male, and the suspect is an 18-year-old male, according to a tweet by Montgomery County Police.

Original story, 12:52 p.m.:

A student at Northwood High School in Silver Spring was sent to a hospital Monday morning with a puncture wound after being stabbed in an incident inside the school, said Capt. Paul Starks, spokesperson for Montgomery County police. Police said the injury was not life-threatening.

Officers responded around 11 a.m. to reports of a stabbing in or near the cafeteria, Starks said. The victim said he didn't know the suspect, but police are investigating whether the crime was in retaliation for a fight that occurred last week. 

Police are looking at surveillance video from the scene.

"An incident did occur this morning," Gboyinde Onijala, spokesperson for Montgomery County public schools, told Patch. "Police are on the scene investigating."

An employee at Northwood said the school was not on lockdown. 


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