Special Ed Student, 16, in Hospital After Stabbing Near School - NBC New York

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

Teenager listed in critical condition at local hospital



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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.

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    "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.