Classmate Held In Stabbing Of Southern California Girl

MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl walking home from a Southern California high school was stabbed repeatedly until witnesses detained the assailant, a boy from the same school, police said.

The girl was attacked Wednesday afternoon in the city of Montclair, east of Los Angeles.

The assailant approached from behind and stabbed the girl in the head with a knife, police said in a statement.

“When she turned around, he continued to stab her several more times. Witnesses to the incident intervened and stopped the assault and detained the male suspect until officers arrived,” police said.

The girl was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police said her wounds were not life-threatening and she was expected to recover.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested and booked into San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall, police said.