5 students stabbed at high school in Utah

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OREM, Utah (AP) – The Latest on a stabbing spree at a Utah high school that injured five students (all times local):

9:20 a.m.

Utah police say a 16-year-old boy is in custody after five male students were stabbed at a high school.

Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez told reporters on Tuesday each victim was stabbed at least once at Mountain View High school and their conditions range from critical to fair.

Martinez says it isn’t yet clear if any of the victims’ injuries are life-threatening.

He says the stabbing happened in the gym area shortly before 8 a.m. in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Martinez says the teen was taken into custody by a school resource officer. The victims are being treated at local hospitals.

He says the school’s other students are safe after the suspect was caught.

The school was put on lockdown after the stabbing.

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8:15 a.m.

A Utah high school is under lockdown while police investigate at least one stabbing and possibly more.

Police in Orem say they responded to the scene at Mountain View High School north of Provo at about 8 a.m. Tuesday.

KSL-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/ju29za3) that a suspect is in custody.

No details have been released about how many people were stabbed or the seriousness of any injuries.

It’s not known if any students were involved.

Police say the school remains under lockdown until further notice.

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