NC student airlifted to hospital after being stabbed during track practice ::

— A high school student was stabbed multiple times Thursday afternoon during track practice.

Caleb Davis, an 18-year-old student from Roanoke Rapids High School, was airlifted to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, police say.

The assault happened at Manning Elementary School on Park Avenue, where high school students were using the elementary school’s track, officials said. Authorities have taken a 16-year-old high school student into custody in connection with the knife attack. The teenager did not participate in track practice, according to police.

Officials say the teenager has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Investigators said they believe the stabbing arose from an argument between the two teenagers. On Friday afternoon, authorities said Davis was in stable but serious condition.

District Superintendent Julie Thompson released a statement Friday saying that although the alleged assault occurred on the track, “at no time was there a threat to the elementary students and/or the staff”.

“I would like to commend our coaches, staff and students on the track team for their quick response and compassionate actions in calling 911 and being able to get help for the victimized student. Our local police, fire department and EMS responded quickly, and again, I am grateful that they are taking care of us and our district and our closeness to them,” she wrote.

According to Thompson, the district is working closely with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department. A team of counselors are at school on Friday to support students and staff.


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