WHITMAN (CBS) – A 16-year-old is facing charges after police say he stabbed a classmate outside a Whitman home late Sunday night. The Whitman Police chief said he would “not be shocked” if social media played a role in the confrontation.

Police found a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed at the corner of Washington Street and Belcher Drive.

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The suspect and victim knew each other, police said. Police Chief Scott Benton said he could not speculate on motive, saying “I don’t know what would motivate a 16-year-old to try to kill another teenager.”

The boys are both rising juniors at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. Friends tell WBZ a fight on social media led the victim to show up at the suspect’s house where he was then stabbed.

“Social media is what it is. I’m sure social media, I would not be shocked if in the end social media played a role in this somehow,” Benton said.

Police investigate a stabbing in Whitman. (WBZ-TV)

The victim was rushed to an area hospital with serious injuries. He is expected to survive.

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Police described the boy’s injuries as “significant” and said he underwent surgery.

Whitman Police charged the 16-year-old suspect with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.

“What is wrong with you? I never thought he was capable of doing something so horrid. Disgusting,” said Jared Lark, a friend of the victim.

The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, is expected to be arraigned on Monday at Brockton Juvenile Court.

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“I get it. Social media is a good outlet when it’s used in a good way. It also can create a lot of problems when it’s not,” said Benton.