WINTER HAVEN – One 16-year-old is in custody, and another 16-year-old is hospitalized after a stabbing at a central Florida high school.
Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester said there appeared to be no motive for the stabbing before classes Monday in the Winter Haven High School courtyard.
Hester said Luke Kendall was stabbed five times by Jade Mose.
Kendall was hospitalized in Lakeland in stable condition.
According to police, Mose was charged in April with possessing a weapon on school property.
Mose was being held at a juvenile detention center on charges of attempted second-degree murder, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon on school property and violating probation.
Lt. Brad Coleman said police will ask for Mose to be charged as an adult.