The NYPD says a teenage student stabbed another student multiple times in the stomach inside a Bronx high school library early Thursday afternoon.
Police say the alleged assailant, a 16-year-old male, stabbed an 18-year-old male at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School after some kind of dispute took place.
The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Hospital and is expected to survive, police say.
Police say the incident could potentially be gang related.
Nathaniel Styer, a spokesperson for the Department of Education (DOE), said in a statement that the city is deploying more school safety agents and NYPD support to the school.
“The safety of students and staff is our top priority, both NYPD and EMS immediately responded to an incident at the high school today and we are providing support to the family and students at the school,” the statement begins. “We are working closely with NYPD while they investigate, adding more school safety agents and NYPD support to the school."
Increased scanning with be performed at the school until further notice, according to the DOE.