Police: Teen charged in stabbing at Baltimore high school

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 12:23 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a 17-year-old Baltimore high school student has been charged as an adult with attempted murder in a classroom stabbing that left a schoolmate critically wounded.

Police announced the charge against Donte Crawford in a news release Wednesday morning, a day after the midday stabbing at Renaissance Academy High School. Police say the wounded teen made it through surgery but remains in critical condition. Police say Crawford is awaiting a bail hearing.

Police spokesman T.J. Smith said Tuesday that Crawford, a 10th-grader, went into an occupied third-floor classroom, stabbed a 17-year-old 11th-grader and ran away. Smith said Crawford was arrested a short time later at home, but it wasn't clear what prompted the attack.

Students are attending classes at another site Wednesday.