Teen charged with stabbing two students at Prince George’s Co. high school

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. - Prince George's County Police say they have arrested and charged a student for stabbing and injuring two other students at school on Thursday.

Edwin Martinez, 19, of Seat Pleasant, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and a weapons charge.

Police say at about 9:00 a.m., officers were called to Central High School on Cabin Branch Road for a report of a stabbing, and found two students suffering from stab wounds.

Before the suspect was charged, police originally said two students got into an argument in a hallway, then the argument escalated. A third student then tried to intervene and was injured.

"It's a serious matter that this wounding occurred in a school," said Chief of Police Henry Stawinski outside of the school on Thursday.

Police say the School Resource Officer initially responded to the incident.

The student armed with the knife ran to turn himself in after the fight.

Chief Stawinski says he responded to the scene to make sure parents knew that the situation was stable.

The Superintendent of Schools said the high school was placed into a brief lockdown, but classes resumed as usual once the situation defused.

Police confirmed Thursday night that the stabbings stemmed from an argument between the suspect and victims over a female student.

Martinez is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Regional Investigations Division Central at 301-772-4911.