(KFOR) Students in Luther, Oklahoma experienced a terrifying start to the school year Thursday when a high school student was stabbed by another student.
It happened during a back-to-school assembly.
The victim, a 14-year-old freshman, was airlifted to the hospital where she is in stable condition.
Police are still working to figure out the motive but said the suspect, a 14-year-old boy, is now in custody.
Witnesses said the victim was stabbed nine to 11 times right in front of them.
“I could hear the thud thud of it,” said Wayne Smith, a senior at Luther High School. “You could see the blood.”
Smith said he was just feet away from where the 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the Luther auditorium. He said this is not the way he pictured starting out his senior year.
“I was shocked, definitely was not expecting anything like that,” he said. “At first, I thought he was just hitting her and I was like, oh, teachers are going to break this up and, then, I saw the knife and I was like oh geez. It was scary.”