On Wednesday, December 6th, a 12-year-old student was slashed with a knife at J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran School in the Bronx.
Located on Morrison Avenue near Bruckner in Soundview, the school reportedly lacked metal detectors. The NYPD, responding to a 911 call shortly after 9:30 a.m., found the girl with a slash wound on her right leg.
She was promptly taken to Jacobi Medical Center and is currently in stable condition. The suspect, a fellow student, was detained, and the knife used in the assault was recovered.
The incident in the Bronx followed a similar occurrence in Brooklyn the previous day.
On Tuesday, around 9:20 a.m., a 15-year-old assailant stabbed a fellow student in a third-floor hallway near the lockers at a Brooklyn high school in a gang-related dispute.
As per the police report, the young boy sustained a stab wound to his abdomen and was subsequently transported to Maimonides Hospital and was in stable condition.
The assailant initially fled but later turned himself in to the authorities.
On Wednesday, law enforcement officials announced that the apprehended teenager had been charged with attempted murder, assault with the intent to cause physical harm, and criminal possession of a weapon.
However, the NYPD could not immediately confirm whether the individual would be prosecuted as a juvenile or as an adult.
After the incident, the school underwent a near-daylong lockdown, causing great distress among parents.
In response to the stabbing, Edward R. Murrow High School implemented metal detectors and increased police presence.S