District officials confirmed a brawl occurred between several students and two were hospitalized. Wharton Junior High School and Wharton High School were both placed on lockdown as a result.
On October 12, 2022, on or about 1:20pm Wharton ISD police received reports of multiple stabbings at Wharton High School.
Wharton ISD Police along with Wharton Police Department and the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
Two alleged subjects were located and quickly taken into custody by officers and deputies, and two victims, both alert and conscious, were life flighted to Houston for treatment.
The scene is secure, and Wharton ISD has deferred the ongoing investigation to the Wharton Police Department.
At this time, we believe the alleged offense to be student driven and not a result of anyone gaining access to the school from outside.
To be clear, although the investigation is ongoing, the scene is secure. Wharton PD will post further updates as they become available.
Wharton ISD issued the following statement:
Wharton High School and Wharton Junior High Tiger Parents,
The following is the student reunification information:
The parents of Wharton HS students enter the front entrance of Wharton HS. You must have a valid ID to get your child. Parents will be greeted by district personnel and escorted to the reunification location to pick up their students. Students will only be released to those who are listed on the emergency contact list on the student’s profile page.
The parents of Wharton Junior High students should go to the back side of the Wharton HS campus near the pool. You must have a valid ID to get your child. Parents will be greeted by district personnel and escorted to the reunification location to pick up their student. Students will only be released to those who are listed on the emergency contact list on the student’s profile page. Thanks in advance for your understanding of this situation.