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.
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.