ELMHURST, Queens — A teen was arrested at a Queens high school this week after he allegedly held a dagger to another student’s throat and threatened to slash her, police said.
The incident happened Tuesday, police said. The 16-year-old student, whose name was not released, was taken into custody at Newtown High School in Elmhurst, Queens, police said.
He’d allegedly held the weapon to the throat a 17-year-old girl, who was not harmed, police said. A motive was not named.
The student faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment.
In a statement, the Department of Education said the protocols were followed.
“There is zero tolerance for weapons of any kind in our school buildings. NYPD was immediately notified and swiftly responded in addressing this alarming incident,” the department said. “The detailed protocols that are in place were followed and the student was disciplined appropriately. We will continue to work in close partnership with the NYPD to ensure the safety and security of students and staff.”