3 teen students stabbed near high school in Brownsville

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
3 teen students stabbed near high school in Brooklyn
Three teenagers were rushed to the hospital after being stabbed near K568 Brownsville Academy High School in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Jim Dolan reports.

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Three teen students were rushed to the hospital after being stabbed near a high school in Brooklyn.

The incident happened just before 3 p.m. at the intersection of East 98th Street and East New York Avenue in Brownsville.

Police say an 18-year-old boy was stabbed in the chest. The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, but is now stable.

Two 17-year-old boys were also stabbed, one in the ear and another in the chest. Both were taken to One Brooklyn Health-Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in stable condition.

Police say all three victims, who are students at K568 Brownsville Academy High School, are expected to survive.

The stabbings "occurred off school property during dismissal," according to the New York City Department of Education. The victims then ran to the school for help.

Brownsville academy is what the Department of Education calls a transfer high school, designed for students who have dropped out or fallen behind in their studies.

"Violence has absolutely no place in our communities," The New York City Department of Education said in a statement. "NYPD, EMS, school staff and NYPD school safety agents immediately responded to this incident, which occurred off school property during dismissal. We are providing the necessary follow-up supports to this school community, including emotional and mental health supports for any student who needs it."

Neighbors say violence is common at and around the school and the city hasn't helped.

No arrests have been made so far. There's no word yet on a motive for the attack.

The investigation is ongoing.


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