High School Student Arrested for Stabbing Another Student
By edhat staff
A Laguna Blanca student was arrested for attempted murder after stabbing another student on Saturday night.
The incident took place in the 600 block of Roberto Ave in Santa Barbara where Cora Vides, 18, allegedly stabbed another female student. The victim sustained serious injuries to her throat and neck and was transported to the hospital.
Vides was arrested and charged with attempted murder in what is being described as a "willful, deliberate, and premeditated" attack. She appeared in court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to the charges and is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
Laguna Blanca, a private K-12 school in Hope Ranch, issued a statement that counseling services were held for students and staff.
"As a small and tight-knit school, we are prepared to have our students return safely to campus and provide the support and care needed for our community to process this difficult information. A gathering for students in Grades 9-12 and faculty was held on campus Tuesday to address the incident and to implement a multi-layered system of support for students to safely process their emotions," the statement read.