NJ Student Taken Into Custody After Alleged Pocket Knife Attack

NJ Linden Middle School
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What to Know

  • A student in New Jersey was taken into custody after allegedly attacking another student with a pocket knife Tuesday morning
  • Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said the student "nicked" another in the hand with the pocket knife
  • The incident took place at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School; the victim was not seriously injured, the mayor said

A student in New Jersey was taken into custody after allegedly attacking another student with a pocket knife Tuesday morning.

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said the student "nicked" another in the hand with the pocket knife.

The incident took place in a hallway at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School at around 8:30 a.m., according to police.

" During the incident one of the students produced a knife and jabbed it at the other. After a short delay, the incident was reported to school officials. The offender was taken into custody without further incident by the School's Special Law Enforcement Officer, and the victim was treated on scene for a minor puncture wound to the hand," according to Linden Police.

The mayor also confirms that the victim was not seriously injured. 

The student who allegedly attacked the other will be immediately suspended according to the school's zero tolerance policy, according to the mayor. 

Police say classes resumed on a normal scheduled since there was no danger to students. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Linden Police Juvenile Aid Bureau. 

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