Stabbing at High School Graduation Leaves Guest in Critical Condition


Stabbing at South El Monte High School Graduation

A night of celebration turned violent as a stabbing marred a high school graduation ceremony on Wednesday in South El Monte.

As the festivities drew to a close at South El Monte High School around 9 p.m., a verbal altercation between two male guests escalated into a physical confrontation.

Amidst the commotion, a Hispanic male victim in his 20s was brutally stabbed with an unidentified object. Witnesses rushed to his aid and alerted authorities, who quickly dispatched paramedics to the scene.

The victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, was transported to a nearby hospital and is currently in stable condition. The suspect, also a Hispanic male in his 20s, fled the ceremony immediately after the stabbing.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is actively investigating the incident, but no arrests have been made as of Thursday morning. Authorities confirmed that both the victim and the suspect were not students at South El Monte High School.

Shocking Turn of Events at a Joyous Occasion

The stabbing has cast a somber shadow over what was meant to be a joyous celebration for graduates and their families. The incident has raised concerns about the safety of school events and the need for heightened security measures.

The investigation remains ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information about the suspect to come forward. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, wearing black pants and a black shirt.

LA News Center will continue to monitor developments in this case and bring you updates as they become available. If you have any information that could assist in the investigation, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (562) 908-0000.

We hope for a speedy recovery for the victim and that the person responsible for this senseless act of violence is brought to justice.