UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Arrested in Stabbing of Two Students Near Village High

Both students, one from Village High and one from Amador Valley High, were taken to the hospital with abdominal injuries.

A 16-year-old student was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of stabbing two other students — a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old — in their stomachs.

The boys, one an student and the other a Village student, were found lying on the ground around 2:15 p.m. in the 4700 block of First Street, in front of Village High and the offices.

Lt. Jim Knox said in a press release that the boys, along with other witnesses, were able to name their alleged attacker. Police then went to the on Bernal Avenue, where the suspect lives, and detained him. Witnesses were able to identify him in a field lineup, Knox said.

Authorities said the victims knew the suspect, and that the fight was part of an ongoing dispute between the boys.

Both boys were taken by ambulance to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where they underwent surgery. As of Thursday evening, police did not know their conditions.

The suspect was taken to Juvenile Hall where he was booked on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, Knox said.

None of the boys' names are being released because they are minors.

Police shut down First Street at Bernal Avenue just after the call came in. By 4:45 p.m. they had re-opened the area, but drops of blood still stained the sidewalk.

Pleasanton Unified staff and counselors are available to any students or parents who have concerns about this incident, according to an email sent out by the district Thursday afternoon. 

Anyone with information can call the Pleasanton Police Department at 925-931-5100.

Patch will continue to update this story.

Don Hogue September 16, 2011 at 02:43 PM
The question is: if they are students, then what were they doing out of class during school hours?
Tanya Rose September 16, 2011 at 04:32 PM
Sherry - I'll check into that! Not sure what happened.
Tanya Rose September 16, 2011 at 04:41 PM
OK, this one was a little iffy ... the comments were about Handles Gastropub (riffing off another discussion on a different article) and not really appropriate ... however, they didn't really violate the terms of use (obscenity, etc.). Joking around and insensitive, yes. I'm on the fence about whether they should be deleted (just being honest). Andy (if you're getting email updates for this thread) email me at tanya.rose@patch.com if you have issues with me deleting your comment. I know you meant it as a joke and I'm guessing you don't mind that it's gone, but if so, let's have a conversation about it.
Barbara Baker September 16, 2011 at 09:06 PM
thoughtful human , The first article did not mention a stabbing , Im sorry if I offended you. No wine involved, I responded to to a fight I raised 4 kids here in Pleasantonand would hear about fights after school between rival high schools , or students getting "jumped" , as a parent this was very upsetting, ten and still now , maybe situations like these can be dealt with before they happen , when my kids were in school they would tell me about things ike this , If you report to police they did nothing until after a kid got the C**P kicked out of him , just sayin been there done that , seems to me Pleasanton has it's own policy at times regaurding youth , kind of like the Not In MY Backyard syndrom ... just sayin , I wish the two boy's a fast recovery ...
Allison Gould May 10, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Our school (Village High School) gets out at 2:10, some kids also get out at 1:25 depending on their schedule!


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