Asbury Park

Man Arrested in Stabbing Outside NJ High School; 2 Students Still Hospitalized

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Two people were hospitalized after a stabbing outside a New Jersey high school Monday afternoon, and a 20-year-old man now faces attempted murder charges, prosecutors in Monmouth County said Wednesday.

Jadon Carter, of Asbury Park, also faces a charge of unlawful possession of a weapon in the stabbing, which happened amid an argument involving students in front of Asbury Park High School, officials said.

The superintendent of Asbury Park Public Schools said that it appeared two or more students had a disagreement during the school day, and it continued after dismissal. Superintendent Sancha Gray said an individual who does not attend the school "may have provided a weapon to one of the students" after school.

It wasn't immediately clear if Carter was believed to be that "individual" or what other role he allegedly had in the dispute. It's also unclear what sparked the fight.

Two victims, ages 17 and 18, were taken to the hospital with stab wounds. Both remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Carter faces up to 20 years on each charge in New Jersey state prison if convicted. He would also be under parole supervision for five years post-release. Attorney information for Carter wasn't immediately available Wednesday.

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