According to NBC News, a student was stabbed by another after an argument on the North Central High School campus located at 1801 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, an argument broke out between two students at the high school that is part of the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township. At one point, one student stabbed the other. The student received medical treatment for their wounds. An update on the student's condition has not been given.
The student that wielded the knife has been taken into custody. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and school officials are working together as they investigate the incident.
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson represents victims and their families involved in violent crimes, like stabbings. Jeff has shared some of his insight on the legal options available to victims stabbed on a school campus.
"Schools, like other property owners, have a legal obligation to provide sufficient security for their students and staff. Adequate security measures could include security cameras, metal detectors, and patrolling school officers. If a school neglects to provide adequate security for their student's safety, a civil lawsuit may be filed based on negligence."
"The victim's attorney must prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in addition to neglect. A crime can be deemed foreseeable if the administration did not improve security despite knowing that crimes committed in the area were elevating. If negligence is proven, then monetary damages may be awarded to the victim or a family member."