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City police officers respond to an altercation that reportedly led to a stabbing on or near the Buckhannon Academy Elementary School basketball court. No BAES students were present or witnessed the incident.

Stabbing reportedly occurred on BAES basketball court

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon Police Department is investigating a reported stabbing that allegedly occurred on the Buckhannon Academy Elementary School basketball court just before 4 p.m. Monday, according to scanner traffic.

Investigating officer Patrolman Angel McCauley with the Buckhannon Police Department said she could only confirm the time and location of the incident because it involved juveniles, and the investigation is ongoing.

“I can only confirm that an incident occurred there and is still under investigation,” McCauley said Monday evening. “It’s a very fresh investigation; we’re very early in the process, and because of that and the fact that it involved minors under 18, that’s all the information I can release.”

According to scanner traffic, a male person was stabbed during a verbal altercation and was subsequently treated at the hospital.

McCauley said the incident took place at about 3:50 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Upshur County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Lewis Stankus said Monday that no BAES students were present at the time the incident occurred.

“The situation occurred after school hours,” Stankus said in a press release sent out Monday shortly following the incident. “At no time were students from Buckhannon Academy Elementary School present or in danger. Upshur County Schools is working in full cooperation with local authorities who are investigating.”

In addition to the BPD, deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department also responded.

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