KENDALL (CBSMiami) – A South Florida student has been charged with attempted murder, accused of stabbing another student at Miami Killian Senior High School on Tuesday.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Brief Downpours Possible Sunday Before Drier Air Works Its Way In
The school was on lock down after a 17-year-old female allegedly stabbed a 15-year-old, 10th grade male football player. Police have also charged her with possession of a weapon on school grounds.
Police have not confirmed but friends said the student stabbed is DeAndre Johnson.
The female, according to Miami Dade Schools Police, is a 12th grader. Police said it is her first year at Killian and that she went to the school from a charter school.
Andre Johnson, the victim’s father, said “he’s trying to be upbeat” as he can and that he’s trying to keep faith. He said his son is expected to be okay.
Student Andrew Davis told CBS4’s Oralia Ortega that he was standing right behind his friend and varsity football teammate when he was stabbed by a senior.
“The girl reached in the back of me and stabbed him and at first he didn’t know he was stabbed. He was looking around, checking his shirt and was like, ‘Oh this burning, bro, this burning,” said Davis.
Students said that classmates rushed to help the student as a school security guard took the knife.
“The security guard, Tucky, he grabbed her and he got her stable. He got the knife from her and we started pulling him aside and he started losing his breath and stuff so he fainted,” Davis said.READ MORE: Doral Police ID Officers Injured In Friday's Shooting
The school was temporarily placed on lock down as the victim was rushed to the hospital and the female student was lead away in handcuffs and escorted into a police cruiser.
News about the incident spread quickly.
“I heard a bunch of screaming in class and then people started texting each other,” said Erik Infante, a student.
Matt Burgess, the victim’s friend, was concerned that a fellow student would bring a knife to school.
“I think it’s crazy that anybody could walk into the school with just anything. What if she had a gun?” Burgess said.
Some parents and caretakers rushed to the school to check on their children.
A grandparent outside the school during the lock down, echoed Burgess’s concern.
“Check everything that your children bring home. Check everything they have,” said the grandparent.
Earlier, while the school was still on lock down, CBS4’s Peter D’Oench spoke to the victim’s father.MORE NEWS: Six People Hospitalized Following Boat Explosion In Dania Beach
“I’m trying to find out what’s wrong with my son,” Andre Johnson told D’Oench. “He got stabbed, that’s what I heard.”