Student allegedly slashes classmate at all-girl school in Queens

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JAMAICA, Queens — A teen allegedly slashed her classmate during a fight at an all-girl school in Queens Tuesday, police said.

Shortly after 12 p.m., the pair of students began to argue in the media room at Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens.

A 17-year-old pulled out a kitchen knife and slashed an 18-year-old in her forehead, ear and eye, police said.

The knife has been recovered by officers.

The suspected attacker has been taken into custody, while the victim was brought to a hospital for treatment.

In a statement to PIX11 News, the city’s Department of Education said:

“Safety always comes first and there is no place for weapons of any kind in our schools. The NYPD and EMS immediately responded to and addressed this serious incident and we are providing the school with additional support to ensure appropriate follow-up action is swiftly taken.”