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Football player who broke up high school stabbing identified

September 30, 2011 |  8:00 pm

Three stabbed at South Gate high school

A football player who was stabbed while helping to break up a lunchtime attack on a student at a South Gate high school Friday morning was identified as junior Jorge Garcia.

Garcia, an offensive lineman, was hospitalized and is not expected to play in South East High School's game Friday night against Garfield High, coach Derwin Henderson said.

A witness said Garcia was stabbed in the arm when he jumped in to help a school dean stop an unidentified student from stabbing his girlfriend.

The girl was seriously wounded and remains hospitalized, authorities said. The dean's wounds were not life-threatening.

The boyfriend, who was not injured, was arrested at the scene. The school was on lockdown for two hours.


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Photo: A Los Angeles City Fire Department crew on the scene of a stabbing attack Friday at South East High School in South Gate. Credit: KTLA