Student stabbed inside Queens high school

September 21, 2011 10:47:23 AM PDT
One student stabbed another inside a high school in the Astoria section of Queens Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a 16-year-old boy was stabbed by an 18-year-old inside Long Island City High School on Broadway just before 12:15 p.m.

The victim was reportedly stabbed in the back on the fifth floor of the school.

He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition with a puncture wound.

The suspect, also a student, apparently fled the scene.

Authorities say the stabbing stemmed from a scuffle in the school.