OREM, Utah (AP) – Utah police say a 16-year-old student accused of stabbing five other students inside his high school locker room stabbed himself before he was subdued with a Taser and taken into custody.
Orem Police Chief Gary Giles said Tuesday that school employees boxed the teen into a corner before the first police officer arrived, risking their lives to stop the bloodshed.
He says the injured students suffered wounds to their necks and torso. They are being treated at area hospitals and their conditions range from critical to fair. The suspect was also hospitalized.
School officials say the suspect was a new student who was previously homeschooled.
District spokeswoman Kimberly Bird says he was a straight-A student with no disciple problems.
She says the stabbings happened as the students were preparing for a morning physical education class.