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Mililani High Classes Resume Day After 2 Students Injured In Apparent Stabbing

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Updated: 2/25/20, 6:32 a.m.

Counselors and extra security will be on hand at Mililani High School Tuesday, a day after two O?ahu teenagers were apparently stabbed on campus and transported to an emergency room in serious condition.

The school will be open with no change in its schedule, although ACT tests will be delayed to March, Principal Fred Murphy informed parents and guardians by letter Monday.

Paramedics responded to an emergency call from Mililani High School just after 10 Monday morning. An emergency services spokeswoman said the victims, one male and one female and both 16 years old, were injured in their upper bodies.

They are expected to survive their injuries, according to Honolulu Emergency Medical Services.

The state Department of Education said the school was initially in lockdown. The students were released at 11:30 a.m.

In his letter to parents and guardians, Mililani High Principal Fred Murphy said police arrested another student in the case.

"A police investigation is ongoing. In order to protect student privacy, our administration cannot disclose additional details," he said.

Murphy said the school will be open Tuesday with no change in its schedule. Pre-ACT and ACT tests that were scheduled have been delayed until March 24.

The police, security personnel from other schools the DOE's security branch will be on campus. Extra counselors will also be on hand to help support students, staff and families, he said.

"Parents are encouraged to monitor their child's behavior and mood over the next few weeks. If you notice any changes or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our school," Murphy said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

Casey Harlow is an HPR reporter and occasionally fills in as local host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Contact him at charlow@hawaiipublicradio.org or on Twitter (@CaseyHarlow).
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