SUNRISE, Fla. – An argument about a basketball game led a student's stabbing at a South Florida high school Thursday morning, police said.
Sunrise police said Piper High School senior Kimanie King, 18, stabbed the 16-year-old sophomore multiple times with a folding pocket knife at the school's gymnasium.
The victim, identified by family members as Urique Wilson, was taken to Broward Health Medical Center. He suffered multiple stab wounds, the most serious to his upper chest, and was listed in stable condition.
Joseph Watson told Local 10 he was hysterical upon learning that his son had been stabbed.
"I'm just thankful my son is OK," he said.
Police said King left the gym, got a knife and returned to stab the student.
King faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
"I pray for him," Joseph Watson said. "That's the only thing I can say to him."
Police said the stabbing was not related to a fight between two students last week that ended with one boy in the hospital and another in jail.
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said no other students were involved in Thursday's stabbing and he believes the school is safe.