Boy, 12, slashed by knife at Massachusetts middle school
Authorities say a student at a Massachusetts middle school received superficial wounds when he was slashed with a knife wielded by another student.
The mayor, the police chief and the school superintendent in Woburn said in a joint statement that staff at the John F. Kennedy Middle School heard about a fight involving two students just before 8 a.m. Thursday.
The school resource officer quickly took an 11-year-old boy into custody and seized what was reported to be a "short knife."
The injured 12-year-old student was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital.
Authorities said the fight was an isolated incident and "not a random act."
The school was in shelter-in-place mode briefly but has since returned to a normal schedule.