A 16-year-old boy was slashed inside a Manhattan highschool Tuesday afternoon, authorities mentioned.
The teen was reduce as soon as within the chest with a knife round midday inside Manhattan Business Academy — housed inside the Bayard Rustin Educational Complex on West 18th Street close to Ninth Avenue in Chelsea, cops and police sources mentioned.
Two suspects are being sought, one among whom is a 17-year-old boy, the sources mentioned.
The sufferer was taken to Bellevue Hospital with non-life-threatening accidents, police mentioned. Authorities couldn’t formally affirm he’s a scholar on the faculty
Information on the second suspect was not instantly recognized.
An eleventh grade scholar named Isrrael who attends Hudson High School of Learning Technologies — additionally housed in the identical constructing — mentioned he noticed the sufferer sitting shirtless in a wheelchair inside the varsity as EMTs attended to him.
“The child was in a wheelchair,” Isrrael mentioned. “He had his shirt off.”
“They didn’t lock the varsity down. Our teacher simply stored us in for a couple of minutes whereas they took him out after which we had been allowed to go away.”
One scholar brushed the assault off — telling The Post the boy was positive.
“It was an X-Acto knife. Like an arts and crafts knife.”
But one other sixth-grader mentioned she was uncomfortable in class.
“I used to be within the stairwell going to the library after I heard the screaming. It was a blood-curdling scream,” the 12-year-old mentioned.
“I don’t need to come to highschool tomorrow.”
Additional reporting by Tina Moore