The Fremont Police Department reported a teenager who allegedly slashed a 15-year-old’s neck on Tuesday.
The minor was arrested and booked by the station and was placed in juvenile detention.
According to the authorities, the teenager, 16, was suspected to have attacked his schoolmate across the street from Kennedy High School where they both study.
Apart from the 16-year-old, another 17-year-old high schooler was also charged for allegedly acting as an accessory to the crime.
The 17-year-old who was from a neighboring city was reported to have brandished a weapon.
Fremont dispatchers were informed of the incident at around 12:50 in the afternoon on Tuesday.
The victim has personally phoned them, reporting that someone has “cut him in the neck,” adding that the suspect has not yet left the area.
According to the police, the school officials have ordered teachers and students to shelter in place as the suspect was spotted near the school.
School officials then secured preliminary surveillance photos to determine the suspect’s identity, authorities said.
Meanwhile, the victim was brought to the hospital and was released after getting treated, San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The Fremont Police Department’s Investigative Unit is open to any information regarding the case through its hotline 510-790-6900.
Those who want to report can also send an anonymous tip by texting TIP FREMONTPD followed by a message to 888-77.