Student cut after altercation at Chamberlain High School, prompting lockdown

One student was cut and slightly injured.
Chamberlain High School [TIMES FILES]
Chamberlain High School [TIMES FILES]
Published April 12, 2019|Updated April 12, 2019

TAMPA - A Chamberlain High School student faces charges after she cut another student Friday morning, Tampa police said.

The 17-year-old victim suffered a minor cut and the 15-year-old student accused of injuring him ran away from the north Tampa school, police said.

She was located at her home about 30 minutes later and taken into custody.

It is not clear what kind of object was involved. Early in the day it was believed that it might have been a knife, which prompted a lock-down.

The whole thing about 11:25 a.m. “We had a confrontation with two students in a hallway,” Hillsborough County School District spokeswoman Tanya Arja said.

Police spokesman Stephen Hegarty said “the male victim said he thought she had a knife.”

That statement led to the lock-down, which was lifted after police located the 15-year-old at noon.

The 17-year-old suffered only minor injuries, officials said. “The student is okay,” principal Jake Russell told parents in an automated message. “We will be resuming normal functions today.