Knife attack breaks out in NYC classroom

BRONX, NY – A 12-year-old girl was reportedly slashed on the right leg by a 14-year-old student in her Bronx classroom Wednesday morning, according to police sources. The knife attack occurred at J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran School located in Soundview. Emergency services rushed the victim to the Jacobi Medical Center. Now, the young victim is reportedly in stable condition.

Police managed to recover a knife at the scene of the shocking attack. Currently, the school does not have a system in place to detect weapons that students may bring onto campus. The school hosts around 530 students, and it is also known as the Bronx Urban Community STEAM Magnet School.

The slashing incident follows closely on the heels of a stabbing incident in Edward R. Murrow High School, Brooklyn, just about a day prior. A 15-year-old boy was allegedly attacked with a knife in the stomach by another teenager. This attack took place in one of the school’s hallways, and it is considered to be a supposed gang-related altercation. The suspect turned himself in at a local police precinct after several hours on the run.

The stabbing led to increased police attendance at the school on Wednesday and the introduction of metal detectors. Some students, however, expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the scanners in discouraging weapon possession. The NYPD has yet to confirm whether the suspected teen in the stabbing will face prosecution as a juvenile or an adult.