The attack happened Thursday inside a bathroom at the high school, sending the school into lockdown. Officials said the teenager stabbed an 18-year-old classmate in the back.
Police said the two got into a fight in the second-floor bathroom when the stabbing happened. The 18-year-old’s wound was not serious, school officials said.
An adult intervened in the fight and called police, according to authorities. The 16-year-old was arrested about 15 minutes later at the intersection of 6th and Hudson streets, authorities said.
The 16-year-old has been charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and aggravated assault, prosecutors said.
Bond was set at $5,000, or 10%. A pre-trial hearing has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 10.