2 women stabbed during argument at San Diego High School

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 21:25:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An early morning argument at a local high school between multiple people led to a stabbing that sent at least two women to the hospital.

The incident was reported at about 2:15 a.m. inside the gym of San Diego High School (1405 Park Boulevard), according to San Diego police. The gym was being used by security company Staff Pro to house its Comic-Con workers, 10News learned.

Police said during some kind disagreement between several people, a woman began stabbing and deflating air mattresses. When two other women tried to stop her, both were stabbed.

The two injured women and the suspected attacker were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. Another woman was detained for questioning.

No other injuries were reported.

Several employees told 10News there were about 150 of them who had been sleeping at the gym for about a week.

Employee Booda Davidson said he came from Los Angeles to work security for the convention. While he said he has worked big events before, he never had to sleep around so many people.

Davidson told 10News some employees were becoming agitated with the hot and crowded conditions inside the gym.

"Staff needs to be watching over their employees more, need to be checking on different people; probably have them in hotels … I just feel like all of this was caused by emotional distress," Davidson said.

A San Diego Unified School District spokeswoman told 10News it is normal for the district to rent out space to different companies. The spokeswoman added, "It is not standard practice to have district police on site when an outside vendor rents a room or facility at one of our schools."

The spokeswoman also said it is too early to tell if Monday morning's incident would impact the district's rental policy.

The district says this organization has been renting this space since 2013 with no prior incidents. There was no additional security on site at the time, however, a district custodial representative was on site during the entire rental period.

A representative for Staff Pro tells 10News they don’t always do a group-housing situation for sleeping.
They will look at this situation and determine whether it’s appropriate going forward or if they are going to make changes to how they handle accommodations.