PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police say a Passaic High School student is in critical condition after he was stabbed four times in front of the school Thursday.

Police arrested another 16-year-old student who had a cut on his arm.

Police said they were called to the school just before 7:30 a.m. after a fight broke out between three or four people outside a Passaic Avenue apartment building across the street.

The victim was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Passaic Police Captain Ross Capuana said the teenager underwent surgery and was in stable but critical condition.

No names have been released and the stabbing remains under investigation.

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