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Oct 8, 2009 2:30 PM

School Officials Confirm Madison Central Student Was Stabbed

Officials for Madison County schools confirmed Thursday afternoon that an incident at Madison Central High School that left a student in critical condition was a stabbing.

A release from Madison County schools read, in part, "An incident at Madison Central High School left a student injured this afternoon as the result of an altercation. The student injured was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with a stab wound. The Richmond Police Department responded and has the situation under control. The police department and the district feel this incident is isolated and there is no further threat to any students or staff members at Madison Central.

Staff at Madison Central responded quickly when the incident occurred just after noon and the school was put on lockdown. The school remains on lockdown at this time as the staff continues to cooperate with the Richmond Police Department’s investigation of the incident. All activities and events at the school have been cancelled for this evening including the Madison County Board of Education meeting which was scheduled to be held in the lecture lab at the school."

The release went on to say, "Classes were scheduled to be cancelled tomorrow, Friday, October 9, for the district’s fall break. All schools will be closed in concordance.

Madison County Schools is offering counseling services to any student who may be in need following this incident when school resumes on Monday, October 12.

News media: For additional information, please contact Erin Stewart, Community Education Director, at Erin.Stewart@madison.kyschools.us or 859-624-4500.

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