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Burke High School students voice safety concerns following recent stabbing

Posted at 1:07 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 14:08:28-04

Students and parents likely saw extra security at Burke High School as they dropped their kids off Wednesday morning. 

The added police presence comes after two students were involved in a stabbing at the school Tuesday afternoon. 

"I didn't think nobody would do nothing like that at our school," Student Antariq Porter said.

Porter says he was shocked when his school went into lockdown. 

"It was just like oh my God, we can't believe this happened,"Porter said. I posted on my story that I was scared, and that I might not make it because I didn't know what was going on at first."

Police say a 16-year-old male student stabbed a 15-year-old female student, before turning the knife on himself. 

It's still unclear why the stabbing took place. 

Student Destinee Booher says the student who allegedly stabbed the girl is her classmate.

"I mean he seemed sad like depressed, but other than that I didn't expect that, kind of violence from him," Booher said. 

She says the student kept to himself. 

 "He didn't really talk to anybody," She said. He didn't really seem to have friends like that."

Booher says she still feels safe at school but some kids think the school should step up its security. 

We asked one student what he thinks the school should be doing to make kids feel safer, "actually have security here, they don't really try," Avery Drew said. 

Omaha police say the school resource officer immediately responded to the stabbing and local law enforcement arrived in minutes. 

There was also added security at the school Wednesday morning. 

Both students are recovering at a local hospital. 

"I didn't really know her but I feel so bad for her and her family," Booher said. There's no reason a student should have to come to school and be scared that they're not gonna make it home ok."