Christopher High School Student Stabbing Under Investigation

The law firm of Cerri, Boskovich & Allard is investigating the stabbing of a Christopher High School student in Gilroy. An arrest was made of a Christopher High School student for allegedly stabbing another student in the school’s locker room.

Gilroy Police responded to the incident around noon, discovering that a fight between two boys had escalated, resulting in one boy stabbing the other with a knife. The initial investigation confirmed the altercation between the two male students led to the stabbing.

School staff and a School Resource Officer on campus quickly intervened. The injured student was transported to a local hospital for treatment, though the extent of his injuries has not been disclosed.

The prompt response from the school staff and the School Resource Officer helped contain the situation until additional officers arrived. First responders from the Gilroy Fire Department provided immediate medical treatment to the victim before he was taken to the hospital. No further information about the victim’s condition has been released.

Gilroy Unified School District Faces Two Lawsuits Over Failure to Protect Students

Gilroy Unified School District is facing two lawsuits filed by the law firm of Cerri, Boskovich & Allard, alleging that school officials have been negligent in protecting students from criminal assaults on school grounds.

The California Education Code specifically states that school officials have a duty to protect students. According to the National Center for Education, over one in four middle school students report being bullied at school, and nearly 15% report being targets of physical threats or assaults on school grounds.

Gilroy school officials are aware of the bullying and assault problem. The California Healthy Kids Survey reported that only half of the students perceive high school as safe, and more than 11% of high school students reported being pushed, shoved, slapped, hit, or kicked at least once.

May 2024 School Stabbing

Following the stabbing, the school was temporarily placed on lockdown to ensure safety and facilitate the police investigation. The suspect was arrested at the scene and taken to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. Police initiated a “code-blue” lockdown, which was lifted within an hour after confirming there was no ongoing threat.

Christopher High School officials informed families and staff of the incident via email, assuring them that counselors were available on-site to support students. District leadership also remained at the school to provide necessary support and information throughout the day. The situation remains under investigation, with further details about the victim’s condition and the exact charges against the suspect pending.

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