13-Year-Old Arrested After Rockport Middle School Stabbing

ROCKPORT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Rockport Middle School school student was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a fellow student Monday morning, Rockport Police said.

The arrested student's name has not been released due to his age, but Rockport Police identified him as a 13-year-old male from Rockport.

Police said the victim, a juvenile female, was taken to a local hospital with stab wounds they described as serious, but not life-threatening.

She was stabbed around 7:30 a.m., just before classes began at Rockport Middle School on Jerdens Lane. The school was placed into lock-down mode immediately, and taken out of lock-down mode around 9 a.m.

Rockport Police said their school resource officer was inside the school and responded to the stabbing right away.

The suspect student fled, but was found outside the school and arrested. Police haven't yet named the exact charges against him.

Classes are continuing at the school, but Rockport Superintendent Robert Liebow said in a letter to school families that, should they feel it appropriate, parents could dismiss their children from school. Rockport Police Chief John Horvath said students were not in any danger.

The 13-year-old male is set to be arraigned in Salem Juvenile Court.

Meanwhile, police in Rockland assured parents in that town that there was no incident at their middle school, after an erroneous report mixed up the two towns.

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