Hudson Valley Teen Nearly Killed In School Bathroom In New York State
An investigation is ongoing after a Hudson Valley teen nearly died inside a school bathroom.
Two teens were arrested following a stabbing at a local school
Yonkers Police Respond To Stabbing At School
On Friday, members of the Yonkers Police Department rushed to Yonkers Middle High School at 150 Rockland Avenue. Around 8:40 a.m, police responded to reports of a stabbing incident.
Following an investigation, police allege a 16-year-old student was assaulted by two 17-year-old students in a school bathroom.
"A dispute that originated in the area of a second-floor bathroom escalated to physical violence when the two older students punched and kicked the younger student, and then one of the older students stabbed the victim with a knife. School Security immediately responded and stopped the fight," the Yonkers Police Department stated in a press release.
Yonkers, New York Teen Stabbed At School
The 16-year-old boy was taken to a local area trauma center and underwent surgery to treat his undisclosed injuries. Police say he's in stable condition.
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"Due to their ages, no identifying information will be released. The knife has been recovered. The motivation for this incident remains under active investigation," the Yonkers Police Department added.
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Police initially said both 17-year-olds would likely be charged with felony assault. Officials added the "information is preliminary and subject to change."
In an update, police confirmed both 17-year-olds were charged with attempted murder in the second degree and assault in the first degree.
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"They are categorized as Adolescent Offenders under NYS Raise the Age legislation; their initial court appearance will be in the Youth Part of Criminal Court," police stated.