A Crossland High School Student Stabbed On School Grounds


Temple Hills, Maryland – Prince George’s County Police was called to the Crossland High School on Monday morning to investigate a stabbing that occurred about 8:25 a.m. The 18-year-old victim was in attendance at the Crossland High School at the time of the incident.Tyler Hunter, Prince George’s County police spokesman, said the student was walking outside to repair a damaged brick wall with his masonry class, when he was approached by Nathaniel Coates, an 18-year-old former student.

A verbal altercation escalated with the suspect stabbing the victim. A teacher and police officer on duty at the school subdued the suspect until the Prince George’s County police arrived on scene. A knife was recovered at the scene.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, with non-life-threatening injuries.

In the wake of the incident, a parent provided a video of a similar incident that occurred at Crossland in October 2016. The video shows a young male wielding a knife, but apparently no injuries were reported to the police.  School officials say they cannot determine whether or not the incident occurred at the school.

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