• Boy, 12, slashed by knife at Massachusetts middle school

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    WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - 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, police chief and school superintendent in Woburn said in a joint statement that staff at the John F. Kennedy Middle School heard of 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 12-year-old injured student was treated at the scene before being taken to the 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.

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