A 16-year-old boy stabbed five students before stabbing himself at Orem’s Mountain View High School Tuesday morning, according to the Alpine School District.
The victims were in fair to critical condition; the suspect and one victim have since been released from the hospital.
They were stabbed in the neck and upper torso.
School officials said the stabbing happened in the boys’ locker room just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A school resource officer had to use a Taser to take the suspect into custody.
This is a disturbing, and very odd story. There still aren’t many details being provided about the attacker. On the surface, the whole thing seems like a teen angst revenge fantasy from a movie, almost a copycat thing (although I can’t think of a specific movie off the top of my head). Hopefully, all who were injured will be OK. We’ll add any updates here if they become available.