HOUSTON, TX – Tension erupted in Houston’s Third Ward area near Yates High School and the University of Houston, culminating in the stabbing of three high school students on Tuesday evening. The incident transpired along Scott Street, as confirmed by Houston police.
Following the distressing event, the injured students were admitted to a local hospital. Although they were listed as under serious condition, they are currently stable. The Houston Police Department (HPD) stated that the juveniles were participants in what they’ve referred to as an “assault incident”. Authorities have primarily centered their evaluation around two locations: a METRO bus stop and a light rail stop.
HPD reports indicate the tragedy struck around 5 p.m. when an argument led to a physical confrontation between an unidentified man and three underage individuals. The man allegedly drew a knife and attacked the juveniles before fleeing the scene along with others involved. Witness accounts reveal at least two of the injured parties were wearing Yates High School apparel as they sought help at a nearby Subway.
While investigating the triggers behind the conflict, HPD is yet to ascertain the exact cause. In tandem, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) issued a statement acknowledging the “altercation with an unknown individual” that left three of its students seriously wounded. The immediate aftermath has seen the school mobilize support services for staff and students on Wednesday.