PAINTSVILLE, Ky. — Officials say a student has been stabbed during a fight at a high school in eastern Kentucky.

Johnson County Central Principal Noel Crum told media that there was altercation Friday morning between two students that led to the stabbing.

Crum told WOWK-TV that the injured student was conscious when he was taken to an area hospital. He says another student was taken into custody by police.

WSAZ-TV cited the Johnson County sheriff in reporting that the student responsible for the stabbing was detained and the weapon recovered.

The school was placed on lockdown, but Crum says operations have resumed as normal and there is no threat to other students.

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