EDWARDS, Colo. (AP/CBS4) — An Eagle County high school student suspected of stabbing a fellow freshman in a school restroom is facing assault charges.

The sheriff’s office says a 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest Tuesday at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards with a pair of scissors while in a bathroom. The scissors were later recovered on campus.

The victim walked to the nurse’s office before being taken to the hospital. He was treated and later released from the hospital.

The student suspected in the stabbing fled the school but was arrested about an hour after the stabbing. He has been identified as Irving Limas, 15. The sheriff’s office says Limas was on probation for a previous assault and there’s no indication the victim did anything to provoke him.

The Eagle County School District told CBS4 it was a rare incident. The principal said,
“Safety remains our top priority, and physical altercations at Battle Mountain are extremely rare.”

The district, which schools about 6,500 students, added that there were only two incidents involving law enforcement last school year.

Limas is being held at a juvenile detention facility in Denver.

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