updated 4/29/2008 2:36:54 AM ET 2008-04-29T06:36:54

A father was arrested at a high school Monday where he allegedly stabbed a boy he thought had witnessed a sexual assault against the man's daughter.

Both of the girl's parents were in a security area outside the main campus of Wunsche High School north of Houston when the father saw the boy and stabbed him three times with a knife, district spokeswoman Karen Garrison said.

"A campus police officer was nearby when the incident occurred and very quickly intervened and arrested the man," Garrison said. Since the assault occurred just outside the main doors, other students were not nearby, she said.

The stabbing victim was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

The parents were at the school to talk to administrators about the alleged assault of their daughter, which they reported over the weekend. Garrison said the sheriff's department is still investigating.

The father, identified as Ruben Carlos Cuellar, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. There were no records Monday afternoon to indicate whether he had an attorney.

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