Student Hospitalized After Being Stabbed Outside Opa-Locka Charter School

A student was taken to the hospital after being found stabbed Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a Northwest Miami-Dade charter school.

Rescue crews arrived at the scene near Northwest 135th Street and 34th Avenue in Opa-locka shortly after 8:30 a.m., where the victim - identified as 18-year-old Al-Yonni Aumenus - was found in the passenger seat of a car with what appeared to be a stab wound to the stomach, officials said.

Chopper 6 was over the scene, just outside North Park High School as the victim was loaded into an ambulance before being airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where his condition is unknown. Officials say Aumenus was alert while being transported.

"Everything started with a fight and it escalated into something else," said Jose Cabrera, a student at the school.

Opa-locka Police Chief James Dobson told NBC 6 confirmed both the victim and the suspect, 18-year-old Derion Howell, are students at the school.

Howell was arrested and faces two felony charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, police said.

The charter school has about 400 students and continued classes Tuesday despite the violence.

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