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South El Monte High student stabbed in school bathroom after altercation

A 16-year-old South El Monte High student was stabbed multiple times during an altercation inside the school Wednesday, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies were called to the school at 1001 Durfee Ave. at 10:29 a.m. after the student was injured in a bathroom, said Sgt. Chris Le of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The student was found to have sustained three stab wounds to the abdomen, which were not believed to be life-threatening, Le said. A second student involved in the fight also suffered a half-inch cut to one ear.

Both students, who were only 16 years old, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Le said.