Springfield Police: 18-year-old dies after he was stabbed near school

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(UPDATE – 9:25 a.m. om 11/18/21) –Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon has identified the 18-year-old who he said was stabbed at Lanphier High School Wednesday afternoon.

According to Coroner Allmon, the victim was Pierre V Scott Jr. Scott was pronounced dead at an area hospital by emergency room staff at around 3:04 p.m. on Wednesday.

An autopsy will be performed Thursday afternoon.

Sangamon County Coroner and the Springfield Police Department are still investigating this incident.


(UPDATE – 8:46 p.m. on 11/17/2021) — An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Springfield Police were dispatched to Lanphier High School on 11th Street at around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday in response to a reported stabbing.

Police said when they arrived at the scene, they found an 18-year-old male student who was stabbed to his chest. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment but did not not survive.

At around 2:45 p.m., officers found out there was another victim of this incident, a 16-year-old boy, who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Springfield Police are currently investigating this incident. Additional details will be released as they become available.

Anyone with information about this can call the Springfield Police Department at (217) 788- 8325 or Crime Stoppers at 217-788-8427.


To address what happened, Lanphier High School officials announced that there was an altercation outside of the school on Wednesday afternoon. This involved three students, two of which were severely hurt as a result of being assaulted with a knife.

School officials said students should expect heightened security measures for the remainder of the week as an act of caution.

Families were notified of the incident via automated call and email message, according to officials.

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