Police: Student stabbed while waiting for school bus in Henrico

Posted at 11:00 AM, Sep 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-21 17:39:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Henrico Police are investigating following a bus stop stabbing that sent a J.R. Tucker High School student to the hospital.

Henrico County police report at about 8:37 a.m. Thursday, officers were called to the intersection of Fairlake Lane and Fairlake Court in Henrico's West End for a reported suspicious situation.

Once officers arrived they located a teenage girl at a school bus stop with an apparent stab wound.

She was transported to the hospital for injuries that officials said were non-life threatening.

"While students were waiting for the bus at Fairlake Lane and Fairlake Court, a person with a knife approached, cutting one student before running away," a message to parents from Tucker's principal read. "To help reassure our students, a school administrator will ride the bus home with them this afternoon."

Police spent the day following up on leads and speaking to witnesses.

"It’s sad, it’s a very unfortunate event," one community member said when told about the stabbing. "Thank God it's nothing life threatening.”

"I drive by the kids all the time on my way to work in the morning and everybody looks so happy and ready to get on the bus," another neighbor said. "It’s just a bummer that it happened."

Henrico Schools had counselors and additional resources available at the school for students and staff.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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