Student Stabbed in Neck Outside Bronx Public School

16-year-old Special Ed student attacked en route to school in critical condition

Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011  |  Updated 12:11 PM EDT
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A 16-year-old was stabbed outside a Bronx public school this morning.

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A 16-year-old high school student has been stabbed in the neck on his way to school.

Police say the victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center. He was conscious, but in critical condition, after the incident Wednesday morning.

The 10th grader is a special-needs student at Lewis and Clark School in the Bronx, a special education high school.

The stabbing occurred on Tratman Avenue, not far from the school. A crossing guard called 911 after the boy collapsed in a pool of bloodauthorities said.

Police say the attacker is not known, but Witnesses told police they saw two teens running from the scene after the attack, reports the Daily News. It wasn't immediately clear if the student was targeted.

Education Department officials say the school, also known as P-12, was open for classes, but counselors are on site for students.  

The NYPD is investigating.        

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