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Teens Stabbed Near D.C.'s Coolidge High School

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    News4's Jackie Bensen reports from Northwest, where two teenagers suffered non-life threatening injuries in a stabbing Monday afternoon. (Published Monday, Aug. 25, 2014)

    Two teens were stabbed near a D.C. high school on the first day of the school year Monday.

    Crews responded to 5th Street NW near Coolidge High School around 3:30 p.m. for a stabbing. Sources tell News4's Jackie Bensen the victims are 19 and 17 years old. 

    As students exited the high school and the neighboring J.G. Whittier Education Campus, they dodged yellow crime scene tape as police processed the scene.

    "You want your child to be safe, you want your child to be in school... how can you do that when things like this [are] going on?" one concerned mother said. 

    Police say the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, and they initially didn't cooperate with authorities.

    D.C. Public School officials say the victims are not students at the high school.