Police Investigate Stabbing At Local School Sports Event

ELMIRA – Police are investigating an incident that happened last night during a high school football game in the City of Elmira.

According to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department, at around 8:40 pm deputies responded to a report of a physical altercation between two females in the parking lot of Elmira High School during a varsity football game between Elmira and Corning High schools.

Two deputies assigned to the game as well as school administrators responded to the scene immediately.

The investigation revealed that during the altercation, a seventeen year-old female and student at Corning High School had stabbed an eighteen year-old female who is described as a former student at Elmira High School.

According to police, neither of the two had been in the stadium watching the game prior to the incident. The seventeen year-old fled the area before deputies arrived in the parking lot, and police say it is unknown what led up to the incident at this time.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where she was admitted with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

In a notice sent to families in the district, Superintendent Hilary Austin advised the public about what happened. She noted that the game was able to continue and both players from both teams as well as their families were able to leave safely.

The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is working closely with both school
districts and is asking the public to contact their office (607-737-2933) if they have any other
information or details that will assist them with their investigation.

Elmira Fire Department as well as Elmira Police Department assisted at the scene.

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