12-year-old boy stabbed at playground outside Queens school


QUEENS — A 12-year-old boy was stabbed at a playground outside a Queens school on Thursday, according to a spokesperson for the union representing school safety agents.

The victim was stabbed by another 12-year-old boy who ran away, the spokesperson said. That boy was later taken into custody, police said.

FDNY responded to the school around 3 p.m. for reports of a stab wound and took the patient to a hospital.

The incident happened after school and the wounded child went to the school for help, an official told PIX11 News.

“NYPD and EMS immediately responded to this incident, which occurred off school property and after dismissal,” a Department of Education spokesperson said. “We will work closely with the NYPD as they conduct a thorough investigation.”

The injured child was not likely to die, police said.

There are around 2,000 students at IS 8 along with one supervisory safety agent and seven school safety agents. Before the pandemic, the school had 10 agents along with the supervisor, according to the union spokesperson.

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