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Student Stabs Another Student In South Loop’s East-West University Classroom

The student was critically wounded and hospitalized after the Tuesday stabbing, police said.

A student stabbed another student Tuesday at East-West University in the 800 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 20-year-old East-West University student was stabbed inside a classroom by another student at the school’s South Loop building Tuesday, police said.

At 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, the victim and another student, 42, were inside the school in the 800 block of South Michigan Avenue when the older man took out a folding knife and stabbed the younger man in his upper back, police said.

The 20-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition, police said.

The 42-year-old man was taken into custody and charges were pending.

East-West University called the stabbing “tragic” and said it would offer counseling to students in need in a letter posted to social media Tuesday.

“The university is always concerned for the safety and security of its students, faculty, staff and visitors,” the school said. “We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that those affected by this incident are provided timely help and counseling.

“… The university condemns any act of violence, and the university will continue to make every effort for our students to receive skills to resolve conflicts peacefully.”