EDUCATION & SCHOOLS

Student injured in stabbing near Copper Hills High, prompting lockdown

Nov 2, 2023, 1:16 PM | Updated: 7:33 pm

WEST JORDAN – One student was hospitalized in serious condition, and Copper Hills High School was placed on lockdown Thursday.

Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center confirmed a stabbing occurred near the school.

The West Jordan Police Department said in a press conference that one student has been hospitalized. Three students who were involved in the incident are in police custody.

The students involved have been identified, and police said there are no outstanding suspects at this time.

“We’re working with medical officials to find out how the medical injuries were sustained,” police said.

Police said no guns were involved, and no weapons had been found at the scene. Police expect the investigation to take some time.

Jordan School District released the following statement:

“Copper Hills High School was immediately placed on lockdown early this afternoon after a serious altercation involving a small group of students in the school parking lot. As an additional precautionary measure, the school was then placed on lockout, with all exterior doors locked while police investigated the incident.Police confirmed this was a targeted incident and one student was transported to the hospital to receive proper medical care. The suspects responsible for the altercation are in police custody.We appreciate the quick response of West Jordan Police and Copper Hills High administration for following emergency protocol to secure the building during this serious incident.Counselors will be available at Copper Hills High for any students and staff who may need support. Classes will continue on a regular Friday schedule tomorrow.

Student safety is our top priority.”

 

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Student injured in stabbing near Copper Hills High, prompting lockdown