A 14-year-old girl was stabbed during a fight with another girl at an elementary school in Logan on Wednesday morning.

School District spokesman Fernando Gallard, speaking outside Jay Cooke Elementary at 1300 W. Loudon St., said the girls were both eighth graders. The fight happened in the third-floor hallway about 8:30, when students were just arriving for the day.

"Unfortunately, it ended up in one of the students' grabbing a pair of scissors and stabbing the other" in the upper chest and an arm, Gallard said.

The victim was taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center, where she was in stable condition. Her alleged attacker was taken into custody. Gallard said the victim's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Authorities were investigating what sparked the fight, but the girls "do have a history," Gallard said, without going into detail.

Gallard said he did not know whether the scissors, which were recovered, were school property.

Northwest Detectives was investigating the incident. The girl was expected to be charged overnight with aggravated assault and related offenses.

Police Commissioner Richard Ross, after his testimony Wednesday at a City Council budget hearing, said of the stabbing: "It's sad any time you get young people that react that way, and, unfortunately, it's a sign of the times."

The school was on lockdown for about a half-hour after the incident.

Some parents went to the school Wednesday morning to bring their kids home after learning of the stabbing.

Matthew Young, who has a son in first grade, left his job as a security guard at a furniture store after getting a call about the stabbing from another parent.

Young, 31, said he decided to take his 7-year-old son, nicknamed "Neyo," home for the day because he was worried.

"As a parent, you have to be concerned about your child's safety," he said, adding that the school does not have metal detectors, but he thinks it should.


Staff writer Stephanie Farr contributed to this article.