Three teens injured in stabbing at Highland Avenue in Hamilton

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Three teenagers were stabbed in the parking lot of Highland Elementary School in Hamilton Sunday evening, but details of the incident remained unclear Monday.

"I guess these two kids were supposed to fight and they were chasing them so we all followed and then the one kid tried to hit these girls and I tried to protect them and he pulled out a knife and started slashing," said one of the teens, a 14-year-old boy, cut in the face multiple times.

Hamilton police Sgt. Ed Buns said his department received a call at about 9:25 p.m. about the incident that took place near Main Street and Carmen Avenue.

When officers arrived on the scene they found the 14-year-old and two teenage girls suffering cuts. A 16-year-old boy had also been hit in the head with a rock.

But no one has been charged in the incident yet, because Buns says its still not clear who the victims were and who the aggressor was on the school's playground.

"I don't know if the girls came at him first or if he came at the girls first," said Buns.

The case was still under investigation and the Butler County Prosecutor's Office was being consulted to decide if charges would be filed against anyone involved in the incident, he added.

The teens were taken to area hospitals for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A relative of one of the victims said social media may have fueled the fight.


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