New Rochelle- New Rochelle Police Department responded to the area of Isaac E. Young Middle School, 270 Centre Ave, on a report of a student who had been stabbed on Trinity Place, Wednesday morning, prompting the school to go into lock down.
A 13-year-old middle school student was charged Wednesday with stabbing a 14-year-old classmate before classes started in New Rochelle, police said.
Upon arrival officers located a 14 year old male student who appeared to have been stabbed in his torso. He was treated by ambulance personnel and transported to Jacobi Medical Center and is expected to be OK, his injuries appeared to be not life threatening. Although it is early in the investigation it appears that another student, a 13 year old male, is the suspect in this incident. He is in the custody of our Youth Officers and the investigation ongoing.
The incident occurred away from the school while the students were walking to school, not on school grounds Due to the ages of the victim and suspect we will not be releasing their identities. Police have not released a motive or found the weapon in the case.
The middle school was on lockout — meaning all exterior doors were locked and no one was allowed to enter the building, lohud.com reported.
Both students are enrolled in a morning program that meets before classes start. They left the school after the program ended and that was when the violence broke out, Isaac E. Young Middle School Principal Anthony Bongo said.
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“The suspect has been charged as a juvenile delinquent with Assault 2nd degree,” NRPD says via statement. “He was released to the custody of his mother and is due to appear in Family Court later this week. As of this time the knife used in the assault has not been located.”
City School District of New Rochelle issues statement:
An altercation involving a stabbing occurred this morning a block away from Isaac E. Young Middle School on Trinity Place. The incident involved two eighth-grade male students before the start of the school day. The victim is currently being treated at Jacobi Medical Center. The New Rochelle Police Department released a statement saying that it appears that his injuries are not life threatening.
As a safety precaution, the school was placed on lockout this morning while the suspect – who had returned to the school – was apprehended and turned over to the New Rochelle Police Department. The lockout was lifted shortly after 9 a.m.
The City School District of New Rochelle is fully cooperating with the investigation, which is ongoing.
Isaac E. Young Middle School issues statement:
“An incident occurred today about a block away from Isaac Young Middle School on Trinity Place. The incident involved two eighth-grade male students before the start of the school day. The students had attended an Open-Morning program at the school but left before the school day began. The altercation involved a stabbing. The victim is currently being treated at Jacobi Medical Center. Preliminary reports suggest he will make a full recovery. As a safety precaution the school was placed on lockout and lockdown this morning while the suspect, who had returned to school, was apprehended and turned over to the New Rochelle Police Department. The lochout and lockdown was lifter shortly before 9 a.m. The City School District of New Rochelle is fully cooperating with all investigations, which are ongoing. The school day has resumed and all our students are safe and secure.”
Anyone who may have witnessed or has information relative to the investigation is urged to call the New Rochelle Police Department’s Youth Office, 914-654-2318.