DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man walked onto an Ohio school playground during recess and stabbed an 8-year-old girl, who’s now in critical condition.
Police are searching for the man after the attack on the second-grader Friday at World of Wonder school in Dayton.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the school secretary who called 911 said a man had stabbed someone on the playground.
Police described the suspect as a black man estimated to be 18 to 20 years old, a little less than 6 feet tall, wearing athletic shorts and a beige or green sweatshirt over an orange shirt.
WDTN-TV reports investigators said they didn’t know why the girl was attacked.
The school was put on lockdown, then dismissed for the day.