Knife seized after fight outside Woodbridge High School in Irvine; student arrested – Orange County Register | #students | #parents

A fight outside Woodbridge High School in Irvine on Thursday, Oct. 21 injured one student and led to the arrest of another, authorities said, as students and teachers briefly were ordered to shelter in place.

Police recovered a knife that split into two pieces – the blade broke off from the handle – and a male juvenile was taken into custody, said Sgt. Karie Davies of the Irvine Police Department.

The incident began when a fight broke out as two groups of students, who reportedly do not like each other, were walking under West Yale Loop and were approaching Mark Daily Athletic Field during their lunch break, Davies said. The students had been heading toward a shopping center at Alton Parkway and Culver Drive to get food.

A boy had a “small laceration” on his back and ran back into the school, where he got medical aid from the school nurse, Davies said. The boy was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other students required medical treatment, Davies said.

The knife blade broke off from the handle during the fight, Davies said. The blade was believed to have fallen from the victim’s sweatshirt, and police later found the blade in a campus trash can, she said.

The student who was taken into custody was housed at Orange County Juvenile Hall on Thursday, Davies said.

The school and the Irvine Unified School District referred all questions to Irvine police.

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