Student Stabbed At Roslindale Middle School

A young student has been stabbed and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries during an altercation Thursday morning with another male student inside a Roslindale middle school, officials said.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Boston police officers found a 13-year-old boy stabbed inside a bathroom at Washington Irving Middle School, according to a transcript of an automated phone call sent from principal Jomila Smith to students' parents and guardians.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the transcript said.

The 14-year-old student accused in the stabbing was arrested shortly after outside the school, according to school officials. The school is located at 105 Cummins Highway.

"We are all deeply disturbed by this incident," Smith told students' families in the mass call. "At the Irving Middle School and at Boston Public Schools, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority."

The school is now bringing in crisis counselors in the wake of the attack, the transcript said, and they "will be available for as long as students need them." In addition, the school will up the number of officers patrolling school grounds.

This article was originally published on September 13, 2018.

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