Stabbing at Barnegat High School under investigation, police say

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BARNEGAT – A Friday morning stabbing in a restroom at Barnegat High School is under investigation, police said.

A shelter in place was ordered after a staff member told a school resource officer about the incident at 7:48 a.m., officials said.

The school resource officer and additional Barnegat police officers responded to the report.

An investigation found that a group of students were involved in a fight in a school restroom and one of the students was stabbed, according to police.

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The injured student was located and treated for non-life threatening wounds, authorities said.

A weapon was recovered and processed as evidence by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, police said.

The shelter in place was later lifted after officials determined that there was no longer a threat to student safety, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, police said.

This comes three days after the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two teachers.

Barnegat Police Chief Keith Germain was not immediately available to comment.

Nicolas Fernandes is the early morning breaking news reporter. A lifelong New Jersey resident, he has previously worked as a features writer and sports reporter. Contact him at 732-540-4401 or

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