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St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The St. Paul Police Department this afternoon released a bit more information concerning that city's first homicide in 2023.

Police spokesman Mike Ernster says a 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed in St. Paul Harding High School in the late morning on Friday. He says officers responded to a 911 call from the school and found staff members providing first-aid to the stabbing victim, who was transported to Regions Hospital and was later pronounced dead.

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Ernster says officers at the scene were able to identify a possible suspect and a 16-year-old boy was taken into custody. He says both the victim and the suspect were students at the school.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is currently working to positively identify the victim and determine the exact cause of death. Ernster says St. Paul homicide investigators are conducting interviews and examining evidence in an effort to determine exactly what led to the deadly incident.

He says extra officers were placed at schools throughout St. Paul as a precaution, but he also stressed that there are no indications of any additional threat in connection with the fatal stabbing. Ernster says no one else was injured and, at this point, there is nothing to indicate anyone else was involved in the crime.


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St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - There has been a fatal stabbing at a high school in St. Paul.

Very little information has been released, but St. Paul police responded to Harding High School in the late morning to deal with what was originally described as a "serious incident." It has since been disclosed that there was a stabbing at the school and one person has died.

The school was placed on lockdown at 11:45 AM and reports indicate the building was being evacuated during the noon hour. is also reporting that a suspect is apparently in custody.

Officials with the St. Paul Police Department are expected to release additional information this afternoon.

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