A 15-year-old boy was stabbed at Edward R. Murrow High School on Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD.
The student was stabbed in the abdomen inside of the 1600 Avenue L building just before 9:30 a.m., a police spokesperson said. Emergency responders rushed the student to Maimonides Medical Center in stable condition.
No arrests have been made in connection to the incident, and officers are still investigating. Police do not yet know if the perpetrator was another student at the school, though multiple outlets reported that cops are searching for a teen who fled the scene after the stabbing.
“The safety and wellbeing of our students is our absolute top priority,” said Department of Education spox Jenna Lyle. “Following an incident in the school, NYPD School Safety immediately responded, and NYPD and EMS are on site. The building was placed on a brief lockdown which has now been lifted.”
In the 70th Precinct, which covers Midwood, Ditmas Park, and Prospect Park South, felony assault is down 6% compared to last year, according to police statistics, with 314 assaults reported in the precinct as of Dec. 3, compared to 334 during the same time period last year.
Still, Brooklyn schools have seen several incidents of violence this year — including in Midwood. In October, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the ankle near Edward R. Murrow High School, just a few weeks after three students were stabbed outside Brownsville Academy High School.
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