After-school fight involving Katy ISD students ends with 2 being stabbed, 4 injured at area park, Pct. 5 says

KATY, Texas – Six people were injured after Harris County Constable Precinct 5 said a fight broke out at a west Harris County park Monday afternoon.

Deputies from Constable Ted Heap’s Office said the fight happened shortly after 3 p.m. at Malcolm E. Beckendorff Park in the 1800 block of Katyland Drive near Katy Hockey Cut Off Road.

According to Pct. 5, a brawl between 11 to 18 students who attend Paetow High School broke out and two people were stabbed and four others were injured, including a juvenile. Deputies said bats and knives were found at the scene. It was reported that some broke car windows with the bats.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene.

Two of the injured were taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Another, a suspect in the stabbing, was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with a dislocated shoulder and non-life-threatening injuries. He is now in custody.

Deputies said the fight stemmed over two girls.

Some parents said the fight has left them shaken and worried.

“It’s really bad because I live in Katy. I want my place safe for me for my kids,” said Katy ISD parent Natalie Acosta.

“We need to do something,” she added. “We need to talk to our kids, our sons, everybody about this situation.”

“It is kind of a worry. Not just for me but for other students to not feel safe,” said Paetow High School student Karen Chamie.

Katy Independent School District released the following statement:

Katy ISD police and local law enforcement are actively investigating an altercation that took place at a Harris County park following school dismissal today. At this time, multiple students are believed to have been involved in the altercation. Campus and District administration are working closely with law enforcement to complete a thorough investigation. Anyone determined to have been involved in the incident will be disciplined in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline Management Plan, as well as be subject to any potential criminal consequences. Out of an abundance of caution additional Katy ISD police will also be assigned to patrol the area until the investigation has been completed.

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