BROOKLYN, NY – A violent incident unfolded near a Brooklyn high school, leaving three teenage students with stab wounds and a community in shock. The event transpired in the Brownsville area, at the junction of East 98th Street and East New York Avenue, shortly before 3 p.m.
Among the victims was an 18-year-old boy who suffered a chest wound. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, but his condition has since stabilized. Two other victims, both 17-year-old boys, were also stabbed – one in the ear and the other in the chest. They were taken to One Brooklyn Health-Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center and are currently in stable condition.
All three victims are students at K568 Brownsville Academy High School and are expected to recover fully. The New York City Department of Education confirmed that the stabbing took place off school premises during dismissal. Following the attack, the injured students ran to the school for help.
The Brownsville Academy is a transfer high school, serving students who have either dropped out or fallen behind in their studies. The Department of Education condemned the violence, stating that it has no place in their communities. They also highlighted the swift response from the NYPD, EMS, school staff, and NYPD school safety agents. The department is providing emotional and mental health support to the affected school community.
Residents in the area claim that violence is a common occurrence around the school, and they believe the city has not done enough to address the issue. No arrests have been made in connection with the stabbing, and the motive behind the attack is still unclear.