Bullied teen with special needs attacks student in Bronx school, officials say

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Authorities said a student with special needs who was being bullied turned around and slashed another student in a Bronx school Friday.

The incident happened inside PS 723x, a special education school in the Eastchester section.

Officials said a 14-year-old boy attacked another boy, cutting him in the stomach.

The victim went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The other student was taken into custody and is being questioned

A knife was used in the slashing.

The Education Department later issued this statement:
"The NYPD and EMS immediately responded to a troubling incident that took place at P.S. 723 in the Bronx. Students and staff are safe, and we are working closely with the NYPD as they conduct an investigation."
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