Special Ed Student, 16, in Hospital After Stabbing Near School

Teenager listed in critical condition at local hospital

By DeMarco Morgan
|  Thursday, Jan 6, 2011  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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An early morning stabbing outside of Public School 12 left a 16-year--old student, a 10th grader, lying in a puddle of blood.

Police tell NBCNewYork the boy, who students identified as Negro Rivera, had been jumped by a number of people while Rivera was en route to the school's Bronx campus.

"My friend came up to me and was like oh Negro got stabbed and I was like where and she said ... oh! He had a hole in his neck and he was gushing blood," said schoolmate Eric DeJesus.

Those who know the victim expressed concern for their classmate and friend.

"I felt bad for him that he got stabbed. Even though he be going through, that shouldn't have happened," said classmate Raquelle Evans.

Parents frightened by what took place a litlle after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

"I am afraid and a little concerned but one thing I can say is that I do appreciate that the school did call me and notified me about what happened and gave me the option to come pick up me kid from school," Maritza Rivera, a parent there at Lewis and Clark.

Police have yet to release a motive behind the vicious attack that happened on Tratman Avenue between Overing and Benson Streets.

But there are surveillance cameras outside of the building close to where the attack happened -- a crime-fighting tool that could help investigators nab the attackers.

Rivera was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where at last check he was listed in critical condition.

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