A Wilson High student was stabbed to death after school on Friday, about half a mile from campus.
The name of the male student has not yet been released.
The stabbing occurred at about 3:55 p.m. in the 4500 block of Valley Boulevard, said Officer Rosario Cervantes, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, which is handling the investigation. No arrests have been made.
After the attack, the suspect fled in a car. The victim, about 17 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators have not yet determined a motive for the stabbing, Cervantes said.
“I am saddened to report the recent off-campus death of one of our students,” Rector Gregorio Verbera said in a message to students and parents on Sunday. “On behalf of our entire school community, I would like to express my deepest condolences to those affected by this loss, including the student’s family, friends and teachers.”
Crisis counselors are present at school.
“From Monday, March 6, students will be able to request a pass from their teachers to the counseling office during class, or simply drop in during breaks or lunch if they need support,” said Verbera.
Students and families may also call a district wellness hotline at (213) 241-3840, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.