2 More Boys Arrested in Stabbing at School

Two more Canyon Country youths were arrested in the stabbing and beating of a 16-year-old student at Canyon High School, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.

One youth was arrested several hours after the Friday incident, which led to increased tensions between Latino and Anglo students at the suburban high school.

The two other boys, both 16-year-old Canyon High School students, were in custody Tuesday at Sylmar Juvenile Hall on suspicion of attempted murder, Sgt. Maria Bitman said.

The two arrests came after deputies Monday tracked down a pickup truck that authorities believe was used as a getaway vehicle by the assailants after Pat Butterfield was stabbed while waiting for a ride home from school.

Bitman said one youth was arrested at his home about 10 p.m. Monday after the stakeout. The other youth was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home. However, the truck's owner, a Canyon Country man, was not arrested because there is no evidence linking him to the crime, she said.

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