OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A man, woman and teenage girl were injured Monday during a fight outside Oceanside High School. The adults sustained stab wounds while the teenager was struck, according to police.
The violence erupted shortly before 3:30 p.m. at the edge of a parking lot at the campus just west of Interstate 5 on Home Street at Mission Avenue, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said.
During the fracas, an unidentified assailant struck a teenage girl in the mouth, stabbed two adults, then fled, Bussey said. The male stabbing victim was walking by and was not involved in the incident, according to police. He was stabbed in the arm.
Paramedics took the more seriously injured stabbing victim to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with life-threatening puncture wounds to her abdomen, and transported the other to Tri-City Medical Center for treatment of cuts to one of his arms.
The suspect is a 17-year-old student of Oceanside High School, according to police. As of Monday night, he was not in custody.
Police said the incident appeared to be the result of an ongoing dispute between parties.
Anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Keli Garcia at (760)435-4815
Oceanside Unified School District gave News 8 the following statement on Monday night following the incident:
"We will have increased security at Oceanside High School this week. In addition, we are working with the Oceanside Police Department to increase patrols off campus in the surrounding neighborhood."
Editor's note: A prior version of this story stated that the female teenager was stabbed but has been updated to reflect that she was struck.