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Posted at 6:13 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Student stabbed at Northwestern High

By Matt Zapotosky
Washington Post editors

A student was stabbed and seriously injured during a fight in Prince George's County's Northwestern High School Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 1p.m. near the cafeteria area of the high school, said Sgt. Chris Purvis, a Hyattsville city police spokesman. He said two male students got into a fight, and one of them produced a knife and stabbed the other.

The victim was in stable condition in a local hospital Tuesday afternoon, and he was expected to survive, Purvis said. The assailant was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, he said. Police did not release his name because he was charged initially as a juvenile.

Purvis said investigators were still probing what sparked the fight, but at least initially, believed it to be an "isolated incident." He said investigators were also looking into the possibility of it being gang related.

By Matt Zapotosky  | December 14, 2010; 6:13 PM ET
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Comments

These things did not happen when I went to this same school in the 60's. What happened?

Posted by: cynical1 | December 14, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

cynical1 - Back then, Northwestern was the classy high school. Not anymore.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | December 14, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

@hotelguest...no they didnt but in the 60's the played shotgun, and black and whites showing people glamorizing bank robberies and other crimminal behavior. They had gangs like Hells Angels(white gang)& let us not forget the racist kkk ..or the Gov't sanctioned violence on people of color..so you need to stop assuming that minorities are the commiting all the crime....Its happening everywhere including your neighborhood..If not now just wait its coming soon to an area near you.

Posted by: mslovejoye68 | December 15, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

@hotelguest...no they didnt but in the 60's the played shotgun, and black and whites showing people glamorizing bank robberies and other crimminal behavior. They had gangs like Hells Angels(white gang)& let us not forget the racist kkk ..or the Gov't sanctioned violence on people of color..so you need to stop assuming that minorities are the commiting all the crime....Its happening everywhere including your neighborhood..If not now just wait its coming soon to an area near you.

Posted by: mslovejoye68 | December 15, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse
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@hotelguest:

BAM -- discussion ended by mslovejoye68 w/a MEGABLAST...LOL!

Posted by: ntlekt | December 15, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse


mslovejoye68:

I was a student at Northwestern in the 60s, and can assure you that any violence at the high school at that time was not being perpetrated by Hell’s Angels or the KKK. And there is no doubt whatsoever that the socioeconomic make-up of the Northwestern student body has changed significantly over the last 45 or 50 years, and that higher rates of violent crime are associated with lower income communities, regardless of ethnicity or race.

Northwestern was not completely free of violence in the 60s, though. I remember several incidents that today would be police matters – in those days a lot of stuff short of murder was simply handled within the school itself, symptomatic of a more innocent time perhaps.

Posted by: BPiper1 | December 15, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

This is a clear demonstration of Dr. William Hites failed leadership. The man ought to resign right away.

Posted by: childrenalways1st | December 15, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

What a vicious and violent culture.

Posted by: jab00 | December 15, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

What a vicious and violent culture.

Posted by: jab00 | December 15, 2010 2:05 PM |
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How ironic. That's the same thing other nationalities say about your culture.

Posted by: Insert_Name_Here | December 15, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

I can just imagine a group of nerdy white suburban kids causing absolute havoc in the school system and engaging in gang violence...okey dokey!
Probably beating the HE!! out of other kids for not having a specific color pocket protector. I'm sure its a widespread problem.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | December 15, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

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