Last updated 1/23/2020 at 1:22pm
West Shores High School went under a brief lockdown Thursday Nov. 7, following a stabbing of a student.
The incident occurred when two students were involved in an altercation for reasons still unknown, when one student used a knife to assault the other student, which resulted in a non-life threatening injury.
The school was placed on lockdown to ensure the safety of all students and staff. It did not pose a threat to the wider school community.
The student was detained by law enforcement.
West Shores High resumed classes as usual Friday Nov. 8. The CVUSD also sent a crisis counseling team to the West Shores Campus to support students or staff in need.
The incident is still currently under investigation by the Imperial County Sheriff’s Department.
Coachella Valley Unified School District Superintendent Maria Gandera issued the following statement regarding the incident:
“This afternoon an incident occurred at West Shores High School involving a student who used a knife to assault another student. It is our understanding that the incident is the result of a dispute between two students and did not represent a specific threat to the wider school community. The school was placed in a brief lock out to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
The student who allegedly committed the assault was detained by law enforcement pending the completion of an investigation. The assault resulted in a non-life threatening injury. First aid was immediately provided and an ambulance was called.
We are confident that appropriate steps have been taken and the school will be open as usual tomorrow. A crisis counseling team will be on campus tomorrow to support students or staff in need.”