A suspect is still at large following multiple stabbings at a school in Los Angeles. Several students were stabbed at Van Nuys High School late Wednesday morning.
Just before 11 a.m. local time, the Los Angeles Police Department received a call that multiple students had been stabbed.
Los Angeles School On Lockdown Following Stabbings
According to reports, On Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that they responded to a call that multiple students had been stabbed. They arrived at the 6500 block of North Cedros Avenue, which is located next to the school. That is the location where three students were reported to be stabbed.
The three victims, all of whom were male teenagers, according to Nicholas Prange of the LAFD, have been transported to local hospitals.
One of the victims is in serious condition, one is in moderate condition, and the third is in fair condition.
The school is on lockdown, the LAPD reported.
At 10:50 am LAPD received a stabbing call at Van Nuys High School. Officers are at-scene and assessing for victims. There is no suspect information at this time. Per Los Angeles School PD, the school is on lockdown. Monitor this thread for additional info when available.
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) November 1, 2023
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“At 10:50 am LAPD received a stabbing call at Van Nuys High School. Officers are at the scene and assessing for victims. There is no suspect information at this time,” they wrote. “Per Los Angeles School PD, the school is on lockdown. Monitor this thread for additional info when available.”
Stabbings Come Days After Maine Mass Shooting
The news of the L.A. stabbings came just days after the tragic events that took place in Maine.
On October 25 at 6:56 p.m. ET, the Auburn communications center received a 911 call of a male shooting in the Sparetime Recreation Center, a bowling alley located in the town of Lewiston, Maine.
Then, at 7:08 p.m. ET, the communications center continued to receive multiple 911 calls about an active shooter inside a local bar, Schemengees Bar and Grille, in the same town of Lewiston.
A total of 18 people have died — Seven people were killed at the Just-In-Time Recreation Bowling Alley while eight people were killed at the local Schemengees Bar and Grille. Three individuals were rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Several others are injured and remain at the hospital receiving treatment.
Later that evening, authorities learned Card’s identity after the Lewiston Police Department received a call identifying Card as the man in the photos released earlier in the evening. They then discovered Robert Card’s car located about 8 miles southeast of Lewiston. It was a white Subaru at Pejepscot Boat Launch.
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The following day, October 26, around 5:30 p.m. ET, a video was shared on social media that showed the FBI standing outside of a home in Bowdoin, Maine, with their weapons pointed at the end of the road, yelling “It’s the FBI; open the door” several times.
As the FBI raided the suspect’s home, a suicide note was found from Card, addressed to his son.
On Friday, October 27, authorities began searching the river and surrounding areas where Card’s car was located. It was Friday evening when law enforcement reportedly found Robert Card dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.