Student Stabbed Near DC High School

A teenager was stabbed Wednesday afternoon near a high school in Northwest D.C., officials say.

The Woodrow Wilson High School student was attacked during a fight about 3:35 p.m. on the 4500 block of 40th Street NW, near the Tenleytown-American University Metro station and the Sears Home Appliance Showroom, D.C. police said. The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Police are seeking two teenage boys, both described by police as Hispanic and 16 or 17 years old. The first suspect has a light complexion, stands 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and was wearing a black-and-green jacket. The second suspect has a light complexion and weighs 130 to 140 pounds, police said.

Anyone who sees the teens is asked to call 911.

Wilson High School Principal Kimberly Martin told students and parents in an email Wednesday evening that the student is expected to make a full recovery. 

"I want to assure you that the safety of all Wilson High School students is our top priority, and we remain committed to ensuring that your students are safe," Martin said. 

Counselors are available to help students, the principal said.


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