BAKERSFIELD, California (KSEE/KGPE) – A 17-year-old high school student has been identified as the person killed following a stabbing outside Bakersfield’s Foothill High School Tuesday afternoon.
The incident took place shortly after 2:30 p.m. at Foothill Drive and Morning Drive.
The information from both Kern High School District and Kern County Sheriff’s Office comes a day after the deadly incident, which also confirms that the other two injured in the incident were both arrested.
In a statement, Kern High School District says deeply saddened by the senseless violence that took place outside Foothill High School.
Deputies say 23-year-old Jason Cruz was stabbed at the scene and booked into Kern County Jail for homicide. A 14-year-old male was also stabbed at the scene and booked into juvenile hall for assault with a deadly weapon.
Kern County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the incident.