Student stabbed by classmate in violent middle school fight, authorities say

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The stabbing was reported at North Middle School after two eighth-grade students starting fighting, according to the Rapid City Area Schools District.

One of the two boys involved drew a knife while on the floor and sliced upward, striking the other boy on the back, the Rapid City Journal reported.

A nearby teacher was able to break up the pair and confiscated two knives from the suspect, school district officials said.

“We are grateful that a staff member was nearby and was able to intervene,” a Rapid City Area Schools District spokesperson said Monday. “No one else was hurt in this very unfortunate incident.”

The suspect was escorted to and interviewed in the office. He fled the area on foot a short while later, authorities said.

Police are searching for the boy, who was not identified.

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