2 teenagers slashed during fight inside school in Hell's Kitchen

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024
2 teenagers slashed during fight inside school in Hell's Kitchen
Kemberly Richardson is live in Hell's Kitchen with details on a teen-involved stabbing.

HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two teenagers fighting inside a school in Hell's Kitchen slashed each other on Tuesday afternoon.

It happened on the fourth floor inside Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School at 439 West 49th Street.

A 17-year-old was slashed in the chest and a 15-year-old was slashed in the face.

One went to an urgent care for treatment and the other was taken to the hospital.

The Department of Education released the following statement:

"The safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority. Violence has absolutely no place in our schools, and this behavior is unacceptable. Our outstanding school staff and NYPD School Safety Agents immediately responded to an incident between students at the school, and the school was placed under a soft lockdown, which has now been lifted. We will be providing additional emotional supports to any student who needs it."

Separately, at Evander Childs Educational Campus at 799 East Gun Hill Road, another slashing was reported Tuesday. It appears a 16-year-old slashed a 15-year-old in the neck.

And in a third incident on Tuesday, an 18-year-old was stabbed outside Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences, at 74-20 Commonwealth Boulevard in the Glen Oaks section of Queens.

Multiple teen-involved slashings have been reported across the city on Tuesday.

He was stabbed twice -- once in the arm and once in the torso. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Few other details were released.


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