SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A fight among students at a South San Francisco middle school led to a stabbing Tuesday morning, police said.

Police were called to Alta Loma Middle School at 116 Romney Ave. at 11 a.m.

The altercation apparently started as “horseplay” between two students during class, but the fight got out of control when one of the students involved was given a small folding knife by another student and used it to jab at the victim, police said.

The 1.5-inch blade pierced the victim’s skin, and the student was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

The stabber and the student who supplied the knife were booked into the Hillcrest Juvenile Facility on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and criminal conspiracy.

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