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.
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