A Coatesville student received 9 stab wounds after a fight in a school bathroom; A 16-year-old suspect is being hunted – Daily Local

CALN – A Coatesville Area Senior high school student was stabbed Tuesday morning in a bathroom school, and police began searching for the suspect.

Police are searching for 16-year-old Odel Canan and have charged him with attempted murder in a brawl at Coatesville High School in which authorities said he stabbed a 16-year-old sophomore nine times. The indictment was filed as an adult, authorities said.

Odele Cannon

Authorities said the student was immediately taken to Paoli Memorial Hospital, where he underwent immediate surgery.

All buildings on the Coatesville Area High School were immediately banned. The students were released at 9 a.m. when police guarded the high school for investigation.

According to police, at 7:25 a.m. police and ambulance were sent to the 11/12 high school building in the nurse’s office for a student who received a cut wound.

Coatesville and Cologne School District Police were on the scene within minutes and immediately placed the school and all other buildings on the property in restricted traffic.

Police are asking anyone who has surveillance cameras near the high school to view the records.

“CASH (Coatesville Area Senior High) is now an active crime scene and we need to give our police departments time and space to complete their investigation, ensuring there are no disruptions today,” said Rick Dunlap, replacing the Coatesville District Chief. School district.

Around 9 a.m. the students were released from the school, and some parents came to the school on Tuesday morning to pick up the children. Students were interviewed about the crime as they were fired.

“Obviously this is an extremely upsetting incident,” Dunlap said.

The Cologne Police Department with the help of several agencies is currently looking for Cannon. Anyone with information on Cannon’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

Dunlap said Wednesday that school authorities will continue counseling for students and staff.

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