When school officials at P.S. 132 in Morrisania said last month that behavior problems were rampant at the school, they apparently weren't kidding. The latest episode involves a student slashing a classmate with a razor. That student, police say, is 8 years old.
According to police, the 8-year-old slashed his 9-year-old classmate in the neck with the razor as the two were fighting at the school's Bronx campus yesterday afternoon.
The victim was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where he received stitches to close the wound.
Last month, school officials at P.S. 132 cancelled graduation because the students were out of control. The ceremony was replaced by a "Moving Up Day," but only certain students were allowed to participate.
"They're separated, they're not in groups, they have cliques, they don't
work together, they're fighting amongst each other," one parent told a local TV news station at the time.
Officials at the school did not immediately respond to the Voice's request for comment.
The 8-year-old was booked on one count of juvenile assault. His case will be heard in family court.More »