Students involved in knife fight at College Park High School in The Woodlands, principal says

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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A student pulled a knife on another student during a fight before classes Wednesday at College Park High School in The Woodlands, the principal says.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (KTRK) -- A student pulled a knife on another student Wednesday morning at College Park High School in Conroe ISD, the school's principal said in a letter to parents.

The letter did not call it a stabbing but described the incident, saying that there was a fight between two students in a locker room before classes started.

A folding knife was used in the situation, and EMS was called "to evaluate any students who may have been injured."

The students involved were removed from campus, according to Principal Dr. Mark A. Murrell.

Murrell's full letter is below:

Parents/Guardians,

This morning, there was an altercation involving two students, in a locker room, prior to school beginning. A folding knife was involved in the situation. Our staff, with the help of some of the students close by, diffused the situation. Our administrative team and CISD police were quickly on hand. EMS was called to evaluate any students who may have been injured. The students involved are no longer on campus.

We do not tolerate this type of behavior and it will be addressed in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the laws of the State of Texas.

I want to commend the students that helped end this situation quickly as well as our staff. They did an excellent job and made it clear that we do not want this kind of behavior taking place on our campus. We are very proud of them.
This was an isolated incident on campus. The school day began on time and will continue as planned.

Sincerely,
Mark A. Murrell, Ed.D.

Principal
College Park High School

The district provided no additional details, referring ABC13 back to the letter when we asked if the language within it meant a student was actually stabbed or injured.

Parents waiting to pick their kids up at school received the same letter, and one parent said the situation makes her uneasy.

"It is concerning as a parent," Karla Costilla said. "It could happen to your kids, so I'm afraid of it."

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