Stabbing with a dead victim occurred inside a school in Bronx, Wednesday


Another victim, a 16-year-old boy, was stabbed in the arm and in the torso, and remains hospitalized “in grave condition,” a police official said. The incident happened in a fifth-floor history class with 15 to 20 other students nearby. The building, which also houses an elementary school, P.S. 67, went on lockdown, and the police rushed to the scene. “It was about what it’s always about, bullying,” Kevin Sampson, the school’s dean, said. The school  has 545 students in grades 6 through 12.

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It was started in 2007 by the Urban Assembly, a nonprofit organization. There were two arrests, both for assault. The suspected attacker, a fellow student, 18-year-old, is in custody. A 3-inch switch blade has been recovered. It is a “non-scanning school,” meaning there are no metal detectors. There were also four reports of children in crisis and three reports of acts done by someone under the age of 16 that would be considered an offense if committed by an adult. In a school survey conducted last year, just 55 percent of students said that they felt safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker rooms and cafeteria.


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