Escondido Student Injured in Stabbing Near Middle School, Prompting Brief Lockdown

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A middle school student was injured in a stabbing in Escondido Thursday, prompting the nearby school to go into a lockdown.

A student of Mission Middle School was stabbed off-campus at a nearby apartment complex at about 2 p.m., Escondido police said, adding that the stabbing occurred after students were released for the day.

The student returned to campus and staff members immediately called police and placed the school into a lockdown.

Medics took the student to Rady Children's Hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds. The victim was conscious and talking before being transferred for treatment of the "superficial," non-life-threatening wounds, police said.

Escondido police searched the area for a suspect described as a high school-aged boy wearing a black hoodie and black pants. No arrests had been made as of Friday morning.

The lockdown at Mission Middle School was lifted in about 30 minutes, police said.

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