Man arrested in school bus stabbing

An 18-year-old student was arrested Monday in the stabbing of a fellow student as they got off of a school bus.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office press release, Waleek Parker, of 4515 26th St. W., was arrested at his home after fleeing the scene of the stabbing.>

At about 2:37 p.m. Monday, two Southeast High School students got off the bus at Orlando Avenue and Seminole Street and Parker attacked the 16-year-old victim.

Parker told investigators the attack was the result of a traffic altercation the victim and he had on Sunday, according to the press release.

The victim was flown to Bayfront Medical Center and was listed in critical condition as of 3:35 a.m. today.