Young Boy Collapses, Dies in Elementary School Lunch Line 2 Months After Being Stabbed by Mom - NBC New York

Young Boy Collapses, Dies in Elementary School Lunch Line 2 Months After Being Stabbed by Mom

Shanice Martin surrendered to a police precinct covered in blood

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    Boy Collapses, Dies at Bronx School Weeks After Stabbed

    Just weeks after his mother was arrested for allegedly stabbing him and his sister, a 6-year-old Bronx boy collapsed at school and died Friday. Now investigators are trying to see if it was related to the alleged attack. NBC 4 New York's Ken Buffa reports.

    (Published Friday, June 14, 2019)

    A young boy collapsed in the lunch line at his elementary school Friday afternoon and later died, two months after surviving a brutal slashing attack by his mother. 

    The boy was in the cafeteria at PS5 Port Morris School, on Jackson Avenue in the Bronx, when he collapsed just after noon, police said. 

    He was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he died a few minutes later.

    “I’m heartbroken by this tragic loss of a student, and my thoughts are with the family and school community. We are working in partnership with City agencies as they investigate, and are providing additional guidance counselors and support to the school for as long as needed," Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said in a statement. 

    NYC Mom Accused of Slashing Her 2 Young Kids

    [NY] NYC Mom Accused of Slashing Her 2 Young Kids

    A mother stabbed her two young children, then went to the police precinct covered in blood and turned herself in, the NYPD says.

    (Published Monday, April 29, 2019)

    The dead boy was one of two young children stabbed by their mother in a brutal attack in late April. It was not immediately clear if his death was in any way connected to the injuries he suffered at the time.

    The boy and his sister were found April 28 on a sidewalk in the Morrisania section, when bystanders flagged down police and directed them to the children.

    Shanice Martin, 24, of the Bronx, was charged with assault, abandonment, child endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, police said at the time.

    She showed up at a police precinct shortly after the attack, covered in blood, and surrendered herself. Martin is still in custody - and was at one point scheduled to be in court for a hearing on Friday. 

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