A 17-year-old girl was arrested on Monday afternoon after she allegedly stabbed her classmate in a university gym in Koyacho, Wakayama Prefecture.
According to police, the incident took place at Koyasan University at about 2 p.m. The two girls were cleaning up the gym after a volleyball class when witnesses heard them arguing, NTV reported. Police said that the suspect then stabbed her classmate in the back, piercing the lung.
The victim was taken to hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition, NTV reported. Police said the suspect has so far given no motive for the attack. She was quoted by police as saying she had the knife in her pocket.
School officials said both girls were serious and quiet students and that they were unaware of any trouble between the two, NTV reported.© Japan Today