Police: Stabbing shuts down nearby North Charleston schools

Published: Oct. 25, 2013 at 5:40 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2013 at 8:46 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say two schools were placed on lockdown following an incident in the area involving a stabbing.

Authorities say Academic Magnet High School and Charleston School of the Arts were placed on administrative lockdown after officers responded to Lackawanna Street at 1 p.m. in reference to someone being assaulted with a knife.

Police say the victim and suspect, 22-year-old Keeshia Brown, were eventually located inside a home.

According to investigators, Brown and the victim had been involved in a verbal dispute resulting in the victim being stabbed by a kitchen knife.

The victim was transported to the hospital for injuries, while Brown was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

NCPD says the schools that were placed on lockdown were not part of the incident.

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