A 15-year-old is now in custody after a student was stabbed at Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn on Tuesday, police sources told CBS New York.
The stabbing incident
Police responded to the school in Midwood at around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and found a 15-year-old boy with a stab wound to his stomach.
They said he was attacked by another teen during a fight in a hallway.
The boy who was stabbed was rushed to Maimonides Medical Center. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
The teen accused of stabbing the boy ran from the campus after the attack, police said. Charges were pending against him.
‘I don’t feel safe. I feel like my life is in danger,’ one student said.
‘They were on the third floor and they got out of the building. They ran. There’s security by the front door, and they were able to run out,’ sophomore Owen Matthews said.
Panicked children and anxious parents
Anxious parents rushed to the school after receiving calls and texts from their panicked children saying someone was stabbed and they were in a lockdown Tuesday morning.
Some were irate after learning about the stabbing from their kids hours before the school sent any kind of notification.
More than a dozen school safety officers arrived in the area in the aftermath, but parents said that show of force came too late.
Students said officers went checking for weapons floor-by-floor after the stabbing.
Dismissal was delayed by nearly 40 minutes because students had to go through metal detectors before leaving campus.
‘If you did the preventative stuff prior to, then they wouldn’t be this situation. Right now it just feels like everything is kind of for show,’ said Marvin Vilme.