Student Stabbed 16 Times With Steak Knife at Manhattan High School

Another 15-year-old student stabbed in Queens

By John Noel and Jennifer Millman
|  Friday, Mar 12, 2010  |  Updated 4:22 PM EDT
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The circumstances surrounding the reported stabbing are unknown.

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A 15-year-old student was stabbed 16 times with a steak knife at a high school in Manhattan on Friday, authorities say.

Authorities arrested a 16-year-old student in connection with the crime, which happened at the George Washington High School campus in Washington Heights late this morning.

Both the victim and the suspect are students at the high school for media and communications, which is located on the George Washington campus, officials say.

Emergency personnel rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where the student is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, authorities say. 

The circumstances surrounding the stabbing are unclear at this time.

Also on Friday, another 15-year-old student, this time at a Queens High School, was stabbed with a steak knife, authorities say.

The male victim was stabbed once in the back in a hallway on the third floor of Newton High School in Flushing, authorities say. That student was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition. 

A police source tells NBC New York an ongoing dispute with another student prompted the stabbing at the Queens school. The victim, however, is not cooperating with authorities and has not identified his attacker, according to the police source.

No further details about the victim or the alleged stabber are available at this time.

Both investigations are ongoing.

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