Student Stabbed on Way to Wilson High School in Tenleytown

Another student robbed at knife-point last week

A Woodrow Wilson High School student was stabbed Monday morning on his way to the school in Northwest D.C., police said.

The student, a senior, parked his car about 9 a.m. in the 3900 block of Chesapeake Street NW near the Tenleytown school. He was getting out of his car when a man approached and demanded his property, police said.

The two argued and then got into a struggle, and the student was stabbed in the leg.

"There was a brief exchange of words in what we think now was a robbery attempt, a struggle ensued, and our victim was stabbed in the leg," Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Dustin Sternbeck said.

The man fled and remains at large.

The victim walked across the street to the school, where he alerted teachers who called for help. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was reported to be in stable condition.

Police searched the neighborhood around Wilson High for a suspect.

Last week, a junior walking home after school was robbed at knife-point in almost the same location. She was not hurt. After that armed robbery, Wilson High parents were sent a list of safety tips, but they weren't told a student was threatened with a knife, News4's Mark Segraves reported. 

Neither schools chancellor nor the mayor's office responded to News4's questions about the first armed robbery not being reported to parents.

Neighbors of the school also are worried about their safety.

"Really surprised, but we have seen more robberies in this area and stories of friends who had guns pulled out on them," neighbor Krysten Krystowski said. "That is terrible."

Police are asking anyone with information in the case to call police at 202-727-9099. Those wishing to remain anonymous may text their tip to 50411.

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