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Student detained in stabbing at Monmouth-Roseville High School

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Police were called to Monmouth-Roseville High School, 200 S. B St. in Monmouth, around noon Tuesday, according to a statement released by the school district.

They arrested a student who school officials believe stabbed another student, who was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The student accused of stabbing remains in police custody.

Superintendent Ed Fletcher assured parents the safety and security of students and staff is the district’s top priority.

He also asked parents to remind their children that it is never appropriate to bring a weapon to school.

The names of the students were not released.

Tri States Public Radio produced this story.  TSPR relies on financial support from our readers and listeners in order to provide coverage of the issues that matter to west central Illinois, southeast Iowa, and northeast Missouri. As someone who values the content created by TSPR's news department please consider making a financial contribution.

Jane Carlson covers west central Illinois and southeast Iowa for Tri States Public Radio.