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Mountain View High School student arrested after stabbing five other students, himself

Orem PD reports several injuries after stabbing at Mountain View High school (Photo: Tom Chamberlain/KUTV)

(KUTV) Orem police apprehended a 16-year-old suspect after multiple people were stabbed at Mountain View High School Tuesday morning.

Alpine School District said in a statement the male student stabbed five students in the boys' locker room with a three-inch knife before stabbing himself. They said injuries range from critical to fair, and that none are life-threatening.

Police said they have not yet discovered a motive for the stabbing.

In a press conference, officials said the student was previously home-schooled. This is his first year as a student at Mountain View High School.

The attack happened around 8 a.m. in the boys' locker room, according to Orem Police. Police arrived on the scene within six minutes.


Several teen victims were taken to the hospital, but initial reports from police indicated none of the stabbing victims had critical injuries.

An Orem Police school resource officer apprehended the teen suspect in connection with the stabbing as administrators placed the school on lockdown.

Orem Police were asking parents to come pick up their children from the parking lot of the LDS church located at 700 West Center Street.

This is a developing story, updates will be posted as soon as they are available.


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