BROCKTON, Mass. — An investigation is underway after a student stabbed one of his classmates at a school in Brockton on Thursday morning, officials said.
Officers responding to a report of an assault and battery with a knife at the Huntington Therapeutic Day School on Warren Avenue around 9:30 a.m. found a 17-year-old boy suffering from an apparent stab wound, according to the Brockton Police Department.
The student was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. School staff accompanied the boy, who was said to be “responsive and alert.”
The suspect, a fellow 16-year-old boy, was taken into custody without incident and taken to a local hospital to be evaluated.
Police said the teen is facing multiple charges including, carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds, assault & battery with a dangerous weapon, and attempted murder.
In a statement, Brockton Public Schools said, “All students were held in their classrooms for approximately one hour while police and school administrators investigated the incident.”
Earlier this week, 14-year-old Nehemiah Cepeda, who attended the Huntington Therapeutic Day School, was fatally shot by his stepfather.
“Given the need for social emotional supports resulting from the recent tragic loss of a ninth grade Huntington student, we felt it important to continue the school day while giving families the option to dismiss their children,” BPS added.
The Plymouth District Attorney’s Office is assisting Brockton police with the investigation.
Both incidents remain under investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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