A 16-year-old student at Legacy High School was stabbed by another student Monday afternoon while they were returning to campus from a grocery store, according to Vancouver police.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said in an email. Court records identify him as Zhair Hernandez-Garcia and state he suffered stab wounds to his left forearm and back.
He had walked into the school office at 13300 N.E. Ninth St., and reported the stabbing shortly before 12:15 p.m.
The suspect, identified by police as 18-year-old Kameron Marquez-Morris, was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault. Kapp said he called 911 and turned himself in.
According to court records, the two teens were with a group across the street at WinCo when an argument broke out between Marquez-Morris and two other students. At one point during the altercation, Marquez-Morris and Hernandez-Garcia “squared up with each other.”
They began fist-fighting, and Marquez-Morris pulled out a black knife and stabbed Hernandez-Garcia twice. One of the other students stopped the fight, and Marquez-Morris ran off. After turning himself in, he allegedly told police he stabbed Hernandez-Garcia in self-defense, court records state.
Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson set Marquez-Morris’ bail at $15,000 on Tuesday. He is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 3.