Charges have been filed against the 11-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed a classmate in the back at Bridge Street Elementary school on Thursday, NBC reported this afternoon. A spokesperson of the LA County District Attorney’s office said the fifth grader was charged with one count each of attempted murder and bringing or possessing a weapon on school grounds.
The boy, who was arrested and taken to juvenile hall, is expected to be arraigned on Monday.
The victim, a 12-year-old-boy who was stabbed with a pocket knife, remained hospitalized and was reported in stable condition Friday morning. Police have no details of what precipitated the stabbing.
KTLA reported that the stabbing occurred during an altercation in the school on Thursday morning. Witnesses told the TV station the boy was bleeding as he ran to the school office. The station said a letter sent to parents by school principal Robert Salazar confirmed the attack, and that a crisis counselor was sent to the school to meet with students and staff.
A spokesperson from LAC + USC hospital confirmed to the station that the boy was admitted there.
This story was updated at 4:00 p.m. to reflect that charges have been filed.