Three people, including two teenagers, have been taken into police custody following the stabbing of two students outside a Los Angeles high school.

The attack was reported around 4:30 p.m. Monday near the school in the 4600 block of Olympic Boulevard, between West and Rimpau Boulevards.

“None of them attended high school in Los Angeles,” Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said of the three detainees on Tuesday.

Of those interviewed, the teenagers were 14 and 17, and the 17-year-old was believed to have been carrying a handgun at the time of the arrest, Moore said.

The student victims were 15 and 16 years old and were stabbed in the back, arms and legs when attacked by a group of 10 or more people. Injured students needed to recover from their injuries, Moore said.

The attackers fled the scene in two cars, a black Toyota and a red Cadillac, and Moore said detectives found the Cadillac, and inside, a second gun and two knives.

At least three patients were treated by paramedics after reporting a medical emergency at a school in Arlington Heights, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) reported.

The motive for the attack remains unclear, police said.

LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the attack was “another senseless stabbing in our community near Los Angeles High School.”

“Our hearts go out to the two victims and their families,” he said. “All of our students deserve to go to school free from fear and full of hope. We must work together to continue to provide safe passages to and from school.”

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