By Olivia Scheck and Heather Grossmann
INWOOD — A 15-year-old student was stabbed multiple times just before lunchtime at George Washington High School in Inwood late Friday morning, police said.
The male student had stab wounds in the arm and torso and was taken from the high school, at 193rd Street and Audubon Avenue, to Columbia-Presbyterian in stable condition, the NYPD said. Police said they received the call about the stabbing at 11:05 a.m.
One of the perpetrators was apprehended but no charges have been filed. Police said the investigation was ongoing.
Several students at the high school said that the stabbing happened on the first floor of the four-story school, where the media and communications school is located. They said the incident occurred right outside of the dean's office.
Both the victim and the attacker were sophomores, students said.
"There was mad blood on the floor," said Juan Garcia, a junior who attends the media and communications school with the stabbing victim
Garcia and his friends described the victim as a "jokester."
"He's a funny guy, he likes to make fun of people," Garcia said.
Other students described the panic when the attack happened.
"I was going to lunch and I heard somebody saying, 'Somebody got stabbed, somebody got stabbed,'" another junior at the school said.
"When we came in, they were running — the security guards... I think they had the knife in like an envelope or something," she said She expressed shock at what had happened, saying "this is something new at our school."