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5 hurt in stabbing attack at South Gate high school

September 30, 2011 | 11:54 am

Several Students were stabbed at South East High School Friday.

This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.

Five people were injured in a stabbing attack at Southeast High School in South Gate, officials said.

Details of the attack were unclear, but the Los Angeles County Fire Department told KTLA-TV Channel 5 that crews were treating five patients and that one was in critical condition.

The TV station also quoted Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy as saying a school dean suffered a non-life-threatening injury when the educator tried to stop the attack between two students.

Police and fire officials were on the scene at the school on 2720 Tweedy Boulevard.

Roger Noriega, a father of freshman and senior daughters at the school, said he first heard of the incident when his younger daughter texted him, telling him a stabbing of several people had occurred and that the school was locked down.

"She said, 'I saw three people stabbed,'" said Noriega, who was making his way to the school.

[For the Record, 2:02 p.m., Sept. 30: A previous version of this post stated that the Los Angeles City Fire Department spoke to KTLA. It was the L.A. County Fire Department.]


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