Two College Place High School students are in custody after they allegedly attacked the principal of John Sager Middle School, forcing a lockdown this afternoon, authorities said.
The students attacked Principal Dale Stopperan inside the building with a stick- or spear-like weapon, according to Chief Civil Deputy Shanda Zessin of the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office.
Stopperan was taken to providence St. Mary Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was not released.
College Place High School shares the same campus with the middle school. Both schools were locked down.
John Sager Middle School officials said no students were hurt and they were released from school at the normal time, though after-school activities were canceled.
Walla Walla firefighters reported sending medics to help College Place fire emergency officials at the school just before 2 p.m.
The Walla Walla police and sheriff’s deputies are helping, along with College Place police and the Washington State Patrol.