Shiloh High School student stabbed near school


News: A student at Shiloh High School was stabbed before 8 a.m. this morning just a few blocks away from the school near Stone Mountain Highway and Bethany Church Road.

Police officers found a teen male who had been stabbed on the left side of his torso. He told the responding officers that he was stabbed by a male who was wearing a hoodie and mask along Valley Brook Road. The teen was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his non-life threatening injuries. 

The Search for a Suspect: According to Gwinnett police officials, officers saturated the area looking for the suspect and the crime scene. Because the teen was a student of Shiloh High School, officers visited the school looking for more information.

While at the school, they encountered another teen who officers said they believed was possibly involved in the stabbing. The teen was taken to Gwinnett County Police Headquarters for questioning, but was released to family members after questioning.

The Search for More Information: According to police, the detective assigned to this case plans to interview the stabbing victim once he is done receiving emergency medical treatment. As of this time, police are still trying to determine who the primary aggressor is. Once that is determined, charges could be filed.

Police are not releasing the names and exact ages of the teens because of their ages.

Police detectives would like to speak with anyone who has first-hand information about this incident and are asking anyone who has any information to share in this case to contact them at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  The case number is  18-087726.

Shiloh High School is in Gwinnett County.