Teen stabs classmates at NYC school, killing 15-year-old boy – Orange County Register

 

By COLLEEN LONG and KAREN MATTHEWS

NEW YORK  — A high school student who hadn’t been getting along with two classmates suddenly attacked them with a switchblade during history class Wednesday, killing one boy and gravely wounding another, police said.

Fifteen to 20 students witnessed the attack. After leaving the classroom, the 18-year-old assailant handed the bloodied knife to a school counselor he met in the hall, then went to an assistant principal’s office and quietly waited for authorities to arrive, police said.

The dead student, who was stabbed in the chest, was 15. A 16-year-old was stabbed in the chest and side and was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

The stabbing happened about 15 minutes into third period at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a middle and high school in the Bronx that shares a building with an elementary school.

Students described tense moments huddled in closets and in classrooms while the school was locked down, wondering what was happening.

“The guidance counselor couldn’t even keep herself calm,” said eighth-grader Abbie Mincey. The counselor told them: “I’ve never seen so much blood…

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