One student stabbed, another arrested after fight inside Boston school, police say

BOSTON — Authorities responded to a Dorchester school on Wednesday after a student was allegedly stabbed inside the building.

Officers responding to TechBoston Academy around 12:25 p.m. for a report of a stabbing found a victim who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to Boston Police.

The victim, who was a student, was transported to an area hospital. It is unclear how old the victim was.

A Boston Public Schools spokesperson says the stabbing stemmed from an altercation between two students in the library. The other student involved, who is 18 years old, is in the custody of Boston Police, according to officials.

“We know this incident will cause many to feel anxious, but I want to reassure all members of the TechBoston Academy Community this was an isolated incident between two students, and that we will take every step necessary to ensure that our students feel safe and welcomed,” Head of School Patrick Cleary said in a letter to the community. “TechBoston Academy, like all Boston Public Schools, focuses on fostering a safe environment for every member of our community. Our district crisis response team, led by our district social worker, will be on-site over the next few days to support our community.”

This is the third violent incident in as many years at TechBoston.

In March 2022, a student and teacher survived a shooting outside TechBoston Academy, as they were boarding a fan bus for a school basketball game. About a year later, in January 2023, three were stabbed near the school — all survived.

But parents aren’t pressing their luck — even as they expressed concern this will likely not be the last time a student is violently attacked in a Boston public school.

“I care about my kids and I don’t want anything like this happening at my daughter’s school or involving my daughter,” said Sean Jackson, father of two kids in Boston schools. “I’m getting ready to go pick up my daughter from school. At her school, there was a fight and I think a gun was found.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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