NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are continuing to investigate a stabbing near a school in the Bronx that seriously wounded a 14-year-old girl.

It happened around 3 p.m. Monday about a block from the Richard R. Green Education Campus on Barnes Avenue in Williamsbridge.

Police said a group of teenage girls stabbed the victim once in the back and once in the torso. The girl was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where she was listed in serious condition.

The incident occurred just five days after a stabbing at another Bronx school.

Last week, police said Noel Estevez fatally stabbed classmate Timothy Crump outside I.S. 117, also around dismissal time.
Both boys are 14.

Estevez’s attorney claims it was self-defense, saying a group of boys, including Crump, bullied Estevez for three months.

“We do know that five to seven times they went to his apartment tried to knock down the door,” defense attorney Eric Poulos said.

According to prosecutors, Estevez told police, “The kid kept hitting me with his fists, so I stabbed him four to five times.”

Others are jumping to defend Crump, saying he was not a bully.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina says she’s devastated, calling it “a tragedy.”

It’s still unclear what led to Monday’s stabbing incident, but police said it may have been the result of an ongoing dispute.

So far, there have been no arrests.

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