A student was stabbed inside Patterson High School on Monday, according to district officials, marking the second time a Baltimore student has been stabbed on or near school grounds in less than a week.
According to a statement of probable cause, Hopkins and the victim were in a classroom and “had several verbal arguments” before the victim approached Hopkins and asked, “Why are you reaching in your pocket?”
Investigators viewed cellphone footage of the incident.
Hopkins “jumped up from the counter” and stabbed the victim in his left hip and the right side of his chest before chasing him around the room, police wrote.
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“This horrible incident has several layers,” English wrote. “This brings attention to the critical need for increased investments to fully staff our schools with social workers and psychologists to help deflate situations like this before [they] escalate.”