Police say a 14-year-old girl was stabbed at a school in Broomfield and a 14-year-old boy was detained.
Authorities say the girl was stabbed Thursday at approximately 11:30 a.m. at Aspen Creek K-8 School and then airlifted to a hospital.
The stabbing occurred during recess. Eighth-graders say a joke gone too far may be what led to the stabbing.
“He’s been depressed for quite a while, and they just pushed it too far and he snapped,” student Skyler Coleman said.
Coleman was standing on the playground when he saw a male student, a fellow eighth-grader, become offended by a joke a female student was telling.
“He reached into his binder and I think one of the kids knew what it was so he tried stopping him,” Coleman said.
The student pulled what Coleman described as a kitchen steak knife out of his backpack.
“He went and stabbed one of the girls and then the other kid grabs the knife from his hand and then a teacher comes and holds him down,” Coleman said.
One eighth grader told CBS4 that the suspect was acting strangely.
“He was shaking really badly, his hair was in his face, he had his head down and was walking alone and I just got the feeling that something was wrong with him today,” said student Bryce.
Police say she was stabbed in the back. The school went into immediate lockout, not letting outsiders in.
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SOURCE: CBS Denver