A Brockton student was allegedly stabbed by a classmate at school
A 16-year-old Brockton student allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old student at their school on Thursday.
Brockton police have charged a 16-year-old student with attempted murder and other counts after he allegedly stabbed a 17-year-old student at their school on Thursday morning.
The student who was stabbed was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is alert and responsive, Brockton police spokesman Darren Duarte said in an email. Thursday evening.
Brockton police responded to the Brockton Therapeutic Day School at 1121 Warren Ave. shortly after 9:30 a.m., Duarte said. They immediately arrested a 16-year-old student.
WCVB reported that the stabbings took place in a hallway near the gymnasium.
“A staff member saw the altercation and saw what was happening and took action, shot the student with the knife, and the rest is currently being investigated,” said Brockton Superintendent Mike Thomas to reporters outside the school on Thursday.
WBZ-TV reported that Thomas also praised the school nurse for providing first aid to the student who was stabbed before first responders arrived at the school.
“Thank goodness a real tragedy has been averted,” Brockton Mayor Robert Sullivan told reporters.
The student who was arrested has since been charged with attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon on school property, Duarte said.
Brockton schools have metal detectors. It’s unclear how the knife got into the school.
“Metal detectors are checked throughout the school district — every elementary, middle and high school,” Sullivan told reporters.
Brockton police did not specify a motive, but Duarte said police believe the knife attack was an isolated incident. They are still investigating the case.
Earlier this week, another student at Brockton Therapeutic Day School was shot and killed, allegedly by his stepfather.
“We live in very difficult times and our children live in very difficult circumstances,” Thomas told reporters.
The Brockton Therapeutic Day School, also known as the Huntington Day School, serves approximately 40 students in grades 3-12 with a variety of special needs.
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