(STMW) — Two students were stabbed outside a west suburban high school Thursday afternoon.
About 3 p.m. officers were called to the 800 block of Fifth Avenue in Aurora, across the street from East Aurora High School, where four male students were fighting, Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said.
During the fight at least one student took out a knife and stabbed two other students, he said.
After the fight, the 16-year-old victims ran about a block west, where police found them and took them to an Aurora hospital for treatment, Ferrelli said. Both had suffered non-life-threatening wounds.
One of the victims is in stable condition with multiple stab wounds, Ferrelli said. The other suffered a single stab wound and is in good condition.
The alleged offenders, whose ages are not known, ran east on Fifth to Smith, then north, where responding officers took them into custody, Ferrelli said. A knife was recovered from one of the students.
The high school was placed on a soft lockdown during the preliminary investigation, Ferrelli said. There we no apparent acts of violence inside the school and no further violence outside the school after dismissal.
At this time police are not ruling out gang involvement as a motive for the stabbing, Ferrelli said. The alleged offenders are being interviewed by police.
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