Juvenile arrested for high school stabbing

A juvenile has been arrested for the stabbing assault of a custodian at Parker High School.

Late on Thursday night, authorities with the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department arrested a male juvenile subject in connection with the stabbing of Maria Salcedo. The arrest was made around 11 pm, according to Parker P.D.

It is an ongoing investigation and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact CRIT P.D. at (928) 669-1386.

Parker Police said they wanted to thank CRIT P.D. and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department for “their assistance and understanding in this investigation.”

He was not named by police because he is a minor.

According to Today’s News-Herald, Salcedo was attacked from behind, using information provided by the victim as translated by her son Omar:

According to Omar, who recalled and translated his Spanish-speaking mother’s account of the incident, a young man walked into a classroom where she was cleaning and told her that a teacher was asking to see her.

“My mom doesn’t speak English but she understood it, she understands more than she speaks,” said Omar, whose mother sat on the recliner across from him.

As soon as she turned her back as she exited the room, the kid attacked her, he added. She was stabbed once in the head, once in the neck and twice in the right shoulder with, as translated by her son, a kitchen knife.

“She didn’t feel knife stabs, all she felt was a strike and it started feeling really hot,” Omar said. “The reason he stopped stabbing her is because she yelled so hard otherwise he would’ve kept going…that’s why he ran away.”

Less than a minute after she was wounded, Maria called her son, who lives near the school.

“I jumped the fence and I could I see the room open where she was working at and I saw the first part of the blood right there but I didn’t see her,” said Omar.

He said he followed the trail of blood, which started near the corner of the campus and continued to the school’s flag poles. That’s where he found his mother. He was the first one to call 911.

The rest of the interview can be found HERE.

74 comments

  1. Norma Ray

    I knew it was just a matter of time 🙂

  2. Norma Ray

    I knew it was just a matter of time 🙂

  3. Norma Ray

    Probably won’t – he’s a juvenile.

  4. Norma Ray

    Probably won’t – he’s a juvenile.

  5. Yesenia Ramirez

    Yadira Ramirez. Efrain Lopez

  6. Randon Robbins

    Angelica Penaloza Robbins WiliMik Yazzie

  7. So….who was it? I know the website can’t release details, but surely the whole town knows by now.

  8. Jaycie Shrewsbury

    Did you not read the article?

  9. Jaycie Shrewsbury

    Did you not read the article?

  10. Sara Sutton

    He’s a minor, legally they can’t release his name

  11. Sara Sutton

    He’s a minor, legally they can’t release his name

  12. Cheryl Lynn Prewitt

    I did. I was hoping someone might know the name. Kids from the school ? Just thought I’d ask

  13. Cheryl Lynn Prewitt

    I did. I was hoping someone might know the name. Kids from the school ? Just thought I’d ask

  14. Might as well release his name, the seriousness of the crime, he should be tried as an adult.

  15. Jan Fabey M

    Glad he was apprehended.

  16. Jan Fabey M

    Glad he was apprehended.

  17. Mickey Johson, come on, let’s be real here. He is most likely tribal since CRIT arrested him. If so, he will get a slap on the wrist and be back in school before you know it!

  18. How about we just all pray for everyone involved. Both families suffer, we don’t know the reason for his actions. Prayers my heart goes out to both families.

  19. Sam I think that’s a good statement.

  20. Hope he gets tried as an adult

  21. Maria Garcia

    Has someone established a gofundme account? Prayers for her and the family. 🙏🏼

  22. Maria Garcia

    Has someone established a gofundme account? Prayers for her and the family. 🙏🏼

  23. Crystal White

    Glad they caught him, and hopefully the family will get justice.

  24. Crystal White

    Glad they caught him, and hopefully the family will get justice.

  25. Arwen Sunderland

    A fund has been set up at Horizon National Bank under donations for Maria Salcedo.

  26. Arwen Sunderland

    A fund has been set up at Horizon National Bank under donations for Maria Salcedo.

  27. How about you stop being nosey and just be grateful that the suspect has been caught. The police are already handling it, let them do the detective work.

  28. Maria Garcia

    Thank you! 💗
    I will be sure to make a donation.

  29. Maria Garcia

    Thank you! 💗
    I will be sure to make a donation.

  30. Sonny Hunter

    Thinks the parents should be responsible for this minors action…

  31. Sonny Hunter

    Thinks the parents should be responsible for this minors action…

  32. Aaron Bond

    Pretty sure the teen is able to make his own decisions. He can deternine right from wrong. He alone chose to stab someone, he alone is responsible for his dumbass choices.

  33. Aaron Bond

    Pretty sure the teen is able to make his own decisions. He can determine right from wrong. He alone chose to stab someone, he alone is responsible for his dumbass choices.

  34. Evynie Juarez

    You have NO right to be putting his name out there like that!!! If the cops don’t you can’t! He’s underage!! Yes he did something pretty fucked up but you NEVER know what’s going on with him or his life! I’m sorry for the woman who got stabbed but he’s no bad guy!

  35. Adrienne Perez

    For practically attempting murder id say he’s a bad guy. And eventually his name would leak, ppl should know who is capable of this kind of action…

  36. Evynie Juarez

    No he’s not, you don’t know him to even be assuming he’s a bad guy. He regrets it dearly & for everyone to start titling him, he’s 16! If that was your little brother you would be protecting him when all these people are going to be doing it giving him a bad rep.

  37. Dori Pace

    i bet the parents will have to take care of any financial responsibilities.. what a long road this is going to be for everyone involved. wow

  38. Dori Pace

    i bet the parents will have to take care of any financial responsibilities.. what a long road this is going to be for everyone involved. wow

  39. IF you go around stabbing people, you might have to deal with people thinking you’re a bad person. Its called consequences.

  40. Parker Live Updates

    Guys- I’m not going to allow you to post the name of who you THINK did this. Please keep it to yourself or use your own FB account. Thank you

  41. Exactly.. and the kids say he was sitting in class yesterday as if nothing happened.

  42. Concerned resident

    Evynie, I never saw his name mentioned. As a juvenile his identity can’t be stated. I am praying for all involved. No one knows what anyone that was involved was thinking. I’m glad he is safe in jail. If his name was mentioned I don’t think he would be safe. Let the legal system handle it. No one needs to bad mouth anyone. You weren’t there. Now the kids can all return and feel safe.

  43. I am sorry but this kid must be held accountable for his actions. Whether he was a good kid or not he chose to do something bad and must be held accountable. If we dont teach our kids that they are responsible for their actions then how can we raise them to be good and responsible adults. there must be problems somewhere and this kids is crying out for help otherwise he would not have done something like this. This kid and his family need help and to take responsibility for his actions. Feeling sorry after the fact is much too late. sorry he got caught not sorry he did it.

  44. Concerned Resident- A name was posted in the comments section on our Facebook page, and I removed it. I won’t allow the name to be posted here for obvious reasons.

  45. No need to post his name. I’m sure everyone knows his name by now. For all you FB and keyboard investigators, know that this idiot went to school yesterday and acted like nothing happened. So much for your dumb theories. He would have sat next to my kid in class and probably one of yours. Thank god this mental case didn’t decide to do something in class because I’m sure if he had a knofe or gun there wouldn’t have been much the cops, principal or teacher could have done if he wanted to hurt your child yesterday in class. Of course there’s always going to be idiots who defend nut cases like this one. One thing is for sure, if justice isn’t served here, if this kid returns to school, my kid is done with Parker High School. Hopefully the county justice system will take care of this and NOT the CRIT justice system. This poor victim just might get some justice and peace of mind that way.

  46. Angry Parent- He’s now in the system, which will decide what’s going on, not the public. It works this way for a reason. The public isn’t qualified to determine whether this incident relates to drug use, mental illness, bad circumstances in the suspect’s home life, or something else. That’s what the system is for. We should just be glad that the suspect is in custody and the minds of the public can be put to rest on that.

  47. If this kid was on drugs (as the parents are claiming but still no excuse to commit this crime), hopefully the school administration and local law enforcement will finally get serious about the drug problems in the school. My kid tells me that kids sell, use and do drugs there like nothing.

  48. No reason to point the finger at the parents, he made his choice. Everyone is angry but remember we were not there and we don’t know what he was thinking. I was just as scared as everyone else and kept my child home. And “on drugs” is not an excuse and I have not heard parents claiming that. We never know when it will be one of us in a situation like this or worse. instead of getting angry and demanding justice, come together and help each other. Both families are suffering and well known in this town. I pray both parties involved get the help they need and as for the rest of us…lets not judge.

  49. Sam Camarata

    Great job all local police forces worked together on this. Finally coming together

  50. Sam Camarata

    Great job all local police forces worked together on this. Finally coming together

  51. We are a nation of laws. Minor’s names are rarely, if ever, released. An arrest was made and the victim survived her injuries. If you’re not involved with either party, you shouldn’t judge. A little empathy for everybody involved goes a long way. Allow law enforcement to do their jobs. Parker PD and the La Paz County Sheriff’s Dept thanked CRIT PD. I thank them for working together.

  52. People like to talk a lot of smack but nobody’s perfect .people who talk are all talk!

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