Parker High School staff member stabbed

UPDATE: A juvenile suspect was arrested late Thursday, March 23rd.

UPDATE: Parker schools are closed Wednesday due to this incident, according to emails from PUSD.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A member of staff at Parker High School was stabbed late on Tuesday evening, according to police.

A white male with dark hair, believed to be a student, is the primary suspect in the assault, to which agencies responded at around 8:38 pm. The suspect was not in custody at the time of writing this article a few hours after the incident occurred, and members of the public were being encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and report anything suspicious.

Eyewitnesses to the aftermath of the incident told Parker Live that the victim was apparently a recently hired female member of the Parker High School cleaning staff who was attacked while cleaning at the school.

“She was absolutely covered in blood and seriously injured,” one said. “The two teenagers with her could not communicate with her as she only spoke Spanish but they called 911.”

The condition of the victim and any motive for the stabbing were not known when this article was written. Officers from Parker Police Department, La Paz County Sheriff’s Department and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department responded and were involved in the investigation. Helicopter was involved in a search for the suspect on school property and rooftops in the 9 o’clock hour, with searchlights on and units on the ground engaged in an operation to hunt for the suspect.

The victim was reportedly stabbed in the neck several times and was transported to La Paz Regional Hospital and later to Lake Havasu Regional Hospital where she was being admitted for surgery on Tuesday night.

Police are looking for a white male, 5′ 10″ tall, thin build with dark colored hair and grey eyes. He is believed to be approximately 16 years of age and was wearing a dark colored, short sleeved Parker High School T-shirt. If anyone has any information, please contact the Parker Police Department at (928) 669-2264 or Central Dispatch at (928) 669-2281.

96 comments

  1. Mike Rowe

    That’s not a good thing hope they find the SOB.

  2. Mike Rowe

    That’s not a good thing hope they find the SOB.

  3. Carlos Moreno

    Dam she just got hired..hope she gets better

  4. Carlos Moreno

    Dam she just got hired..hope she gets better

  5. Carlos Moreno

    Parker live you all know what colored T-Shirt suspect was wearing

  6. Carlos Moreno

    Parker live you all know what colored T-Shirt suspect was wearing

  7. Sam Camarata

    Victim was not taken to la paz regional, where is she,i hope shes ok

  8. Sam Camarata

    Victim was not taken to la paz regional, where is she,i hope shes ok

  9. Megan Weathers Bowlin

    How horrific!! I can’t even imagine what this poor woman was going through while this young man let this evil work thru him and repeatedly stab her. I pray she is under great care and will have complete healing with no complications and that this young man is not just severely punished by law but also most importantly delivered from the evil that possessed him to commit such an anamialistic deadly act to an innocent human life. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’”

  10. Megan Weathers Bowlin

    How horrific!! I can’t even imagine what this poor woman was going through while this young man let this evil work thru him and repeatedly stabbed her. I pray she is under great care and will have complete healing with no complications and that this young man is not just severely punished by law but also most importantly delivered from the evil that possessed him to commit such a sadistic evil act to an innocent human life. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’”

  11. Tia Moore

    Kristen Moore make sure to keep doors locked tonight.

  12. Tia Moore

    Kristen Moore make sure to keep doors locked tonight.

  13. Shun Ploos

    I say we kick the s*** out of this kid

  14. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    Hope the school districts open up to more security n get them damn cameras going

  15. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    Hope the school districts open up to more security n get them damn cameras going

  16. Leah Miller

    Honestly keep your kids at home this is so dangerous

  17. Leah Miller

    Honestly keep your kids at home this is so dangerous

  18. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    Got 3 family members that work the night custodian shift…This district needs to get stricter

  19. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    Got 3 family members that work the night custodian shift…This district needs to get stricter

  20. Kristen Moore

    My goodness. We were just hanging outside with the kids too before bed when we saw the helicopter flying around. Never even knew something was up. Scary. Thanks for lookin’ out.

  21. Kristen Moore

    My goodness. We were just hanging outside with the kids too before bed when we saw the helicopter flying around. Never even knew something was up. Scary. Thanks for lookin’ out.

  22. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    2 at Wallace n ufortunetaly the other at the high school

  23. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    2 at Wallace n ufortunetaly the other at the high school

  24. Carlos Moreno

    Female at high school one that got stabbed

  25. Carlos Moreno

    Female at high school one that got stabbed

  26. Carlos Moreno

    Who works at high school

  27. Carlos Moreno

    Who works at high school

  28. Colleen Duron

    Not sending my kids to school community is not safe until suspect in custody.

  29. Colleen Duron

    Not sending my kids to school community is not safe until suspect in custody.

  30. Carlos Moreno

    I asked to work security for night shift when I was doing the job

  31. Carlos Moreno

    I asked to work security for night shift when I was doing the job

  32. Will there be school tomorrow?

  33. Shawn Patterson

    I remember a time working there where I never had one worry. Worked every school in the district. Taught AWC at night in the Blake Library. We were never afraid or locked doors. Town’s getting “ghettho” . Prayers for all who teach. Especially this woman and her family. Prayers up..for our misguided kids! This isn’t what our town is about! Sad to have happen. Ball is in your court Mr Lotts. WISH YOU THE BEST!

  34. Shawn Patterson

    I remember a time working there where I never had one worry. Worked every school in the district. Taught AWC at night in the Blake Library. We were never afraid or locked doors. Town’s getting “ghettho” . Prayers for all who teach. Especially this woman and her family. Prayers up..for our misguided kids! This isn’t what our town is about! Sad to have happen. Ball is in your court Mr Lotts. WISH YOU THE BEST!

  35. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    They fkn need to have some type of security …

  36. Aivy Pacheco Salcedo

    They fkn need to have some type of security …

  37. Jane Hohlt

    On my way home I came across The blocks surrounding my house barricaded off and the helicopters flying over. Just when you think you live in a safe town for the most part. There’s a stabbing at our high school which I live directly across the street from. I Dear some crazy person to come in to my house. But I did make sure all the doors and windows were locked. I am truly speechless that this happened in my small town. May the Good Lord watch over her and her family in their time of need.

  38. Jane Hohlt

    On my way home I came across The blocks surrounding my house barricaded off and the helicopters flying over. Just when you think you live in a safe town for the most part. There’s a stabbing at our high school which I live directly across the street from. I Dear some crazy person to come in to my house. But I did make sure all the doors and windows were locked. I am truly speechless that this happened in my small town. May the Good Lord watch over her and her family in their time of need.

  39. is there going to be school tomorrow? the road is a blocked off and closed. I mean isn’t it considered a crime scene?

  40. Carlos Moreno

    Thanks Jaycie Shrewsbury ..She out of surgery everything is good

  41. Carlos Moreno

    Thanks Jaycie Shrewsbury ..She out of surgery everything is good

  42. Jaycie Shrewsbury

    Yes! Omar said everything went good

  43. Jaycie Shrewsbury

    Yes! Omar said everything went good

  44. Katrina Marie Woodward

    And school is still on?! That’s ridiculous!!

  45. Katrina Marie Woodward

    And school is still on?! That’s ridiculous!!

  46. Leah Miller

    Ooh girl I’m going to tag you in another post don’t ask because then your considered selfish

  47. Yeah my high school daughter isn’t going tomorrow until suspect is in custody

  48. Will school be in session this morning?

  49. Danny Crayton

    I was in court 6 months ago. One kid threatened to kill her teacher and the other brought a knife to school. I warned people about it, but I got slack from it. I saw it coming. Very sad. She was a cleaning lady, how sad.

  50. Leah Miller

    This needs to be public information! How are we suppose to keep each other safe from situations like this when people make threats like these? Awe well I appreciate it!

  51. Diane Wolfe

    There’s no school for Parker

  52. Diane Wolfe

    There’s no school for Parker

  53. According to a message just received from the district all in town schools are closed on Wednesday March 22. La Pera will remain open.

  54. Just received a midnight call. ALL Parker schools are closed today Wednesday except Le Pera. Bad things happen everywhere. Now days it is very often drug related. My mother and aunt were murdered just across the street from PHS in 1983. That was someone from out of town. You just never know. Glad she will be ok and also prayers for all the families whose lives just changed forever.

  55. School is closed for Wallace and jr high and high school

  56. Janice MacLean

    Have they picked up the kid /kids that did this??? Omg. This is Bad…

  57. Janice MacLean

    Have they picked up the kid /kids that did this??? Omg. This is Bad…

  58. Carrollynn Henshaw

    Le Pera is on. In town schools are closed for students.

  59. Carrollynn Henshaw

    Le Pera is on. In town schools are closed for students.

  60. 4th grade boy at Wallace brought a knife to school yesterday, told my friends little girl he’d kill her. He’s already threatened her in the past and nothings been done. School authorities here do nothing with these bullies.

  61. Parker Live Updates

    According to Parker Unified School District, all Parker town schools will be off Wednesday.

  62. Parker Live Updates

    According to Parker Unified School District, all Parker town schools will be off Wednesday.

  63. All the in school killings that have happened in our country we aren’t going to be discriminated by it because we are a small town. There has been many incidents of threats and violence and I agree with the comments on here. There needs to be security at all times. There are staff that stay after school whether it’s janitorial, teachers and students that need to finish up projects or work. It’s sad that something really bad has to happen in order for attention on security. With all respects.

  64. My question is how are parents not aware their children are bringing knives or weapons to school? We are now in the ear where it is a must to check our children before they go to schoool. It’s obvious these kids are lacking something at home. I pray better awareness and preventive measure get taken.

  65. Something has to be done. Wallace cameras are not even active and with all this I fear for My mother and Aunt’s lives who also work the night custodian. As my aunt who was stabbed. What’s going to be done is my question??????? TAKE ACTION

  66. Sarah Marie Pool

    She’s in Havasu regional and recovering

  67. Sarah Marie Pool

    She’s in Havasu regional and recovering

  68. Why are racist comments allowed here?

    EDITOR’S NOTE: They’re not. Comment moderated. Thanks.

  69. Sam Camarata

    Surgeon in parker is on vacation only surgeon was in havasu

  70. Sam Camarata

    Surgeon in parker is on vacation only surgeon was in havasu

  71. They should have kept the school open today and then see which students did NOT come to school–this would provide a potential suspect list in that I do not think the perpetrator would come to school–and also, if he did, he could have identifying marks or bruises on him relating to the attack.

  72. Sickening news. When will the town learn to keep kids off drugs, and get them the mental health they so obviously need? Town needs a pool and proper motivators for those kids with terrible homes and parents.

  73. Exactly what I was thinking.. , except who is to say this kid wouldn’t come to the school, knowing he did not accomplish what he set out to do, and do something worse. He knows that thankfully she survived, and can identify him. What does he have to lose now, and who is to say he won’t take other kids’ lives and possibly his own. Someone that could stab someone numerous times has to have some serious mental issues. It’s too scary to send our kids back to school until he is in custody.

  74. School had to be closed because there was /is an investigation going on.
    Do you want all the evidence and crime scene to be messed up because the parents want their kids back in school? Come on people we need to pull together and stop having so many negative comments on here .

  75. Concerned Community Member

    This is insane. I received notification of the schools will resume tomorrow, however it did not indicate if there is a suspect in custody. I think the schools need to keep closed until they can have a police officer on each of the school grounds until they find this teenager who did the stabbing. Who knows if this teen won’t strike a student or anyone else for that matter. Especially now the kids knowing the security cameras don’t work at the schools, this public information about the cameras now opens the opportunity for additional crimes to be committed by anyone in the school systems.

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