WAIALAE IKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kalani High School became a campus crime scene Tuesday morning after an outburst of violence.
Police say one student stabbed another.
"The weapon was a knife - a large knife," Honolulu police Capt. Richard Robinson said.
It happened a little before 9 a.m. in a math class for juniors.
"A 17-year-old student entered the classroom at Kalani High School and stabbed another 16-year-old student multiple times," Robinson said.
Word raced around campus that there was trouble between two boys on the first floor of E building.
"We have a health aide here at school so she immediately ran down to the room and administered first aid until the ambulance arrived," principal Gerald Teramae said.
Teramae said security officers detained the suspect.
The victim was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition.
"He's just nice. He never did anything bad to anyone," said Megan Rego, a classmate of the victim.
The school went into lock down.
"Those students that were in that class were immediately taken from the classroom to the gym," Teramae said.
Students said the boys involved are teammates on Kalani's swim team.
"There was no prior incidence of violence between them," Robinson said.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
"That doesn't happen at Kalani," Rego said.
The school did not notify families but allowed parents who heard the news to take their kids home early.
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