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Friday, January 19, 2007

Fatal stabbing at Lincoln-Sudbury High School

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A ninth grader at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School was stabbed early this morning in a school bathroom, according to an e-mail notice officials sent to parents.

An unidentified stabbing victim was brought to Emerson Hospital in Concord early this morning and pronounced dead at 8:12 a.m., said Bonnie Goldsmith, a hospital spokeswoman, who would not say if the victim came from the high school. Goldsmith referred all additional questions to the Middlesex District Attorney's office.

Corey Welford, a spokesman for the district attorney, would only say that an "incident" took place and both police and investigators from the district attorney's office responded to the school. Sudbury police also referred all questions to the district attorney.

The notice sent out by school officials said that stabbing took place at about 7:20 a.m. The other student involved in the incident has been identified, school officials said. School officials did not immediately return phone messages seeking comment.

All of the 1,600 students at the high school were sent home at about 10 a.m. after the school was placed in lockdown following the stabbing, according to the notice.

Curtis Middle School and all Sudbury elementary schools will continue on a regular schedule today, according to the notice. Staff at those schools have been told about the stabbing, but they will not be telling the elementary school students.

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-- Andrew Ryan

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