NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An 8-year-old Bronx schoolboy was arrested Tuesday after being accused of slashing a 9-year-old with a double-edged razor blade during a lunchtime altercation.
The incident took place at P.S. 132 in the Morrisania section of the borough. The blade was recovered in the school’s playground, police said.READ MORE: More And More Personal Protective Equipment Washing Up On Beaches Across Our Area
School officials said the two male students exchanged words before the younger one used a razor to slash the other in the neck. The wound required stitches at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
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One parent who spoke with 1010 WINS’ Al Jones said she was not surprised about the incident involving such young children.
“It’s more than that. I hear a lot going on — even 6-year-olds, 7-year-olds — learning from the oldest,” she said.
The boy accused in the slashing apparently told police that he brings the blade to school because some kids don’t like him.READ MORE: De Blasio Says Solution To Spike In Gun Violence Is Courts, Economy And COVID Recovery; Security Expert Throws 'The BS Flag' On That
Despite what happened, one 10-year-old student at the school said P.S. 132 isn’t that bad.
“I feel safe and all that — for an 8-year-old to get slit, I don’t think that’s OK,” the boy said.
The 8-year-old is being charged as a juvenile. He faces assault and weapons possession charges and his case will be heard in family court.
The alleged slashing isn’t the first trouble at the school.
It is the same school where the principal cancelled fifth grade graduation earlier in the month because of bad behavior.MORE NEWS: Nurse Karen Lam On The Challenges Of Battling COVID Pandemic And Asian Hate; 'It's Heartbreaking, Really'
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