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1 student dead, another in critical condition after stabbing at Bronx school, NYPD says

A student is dead and another is in

A student is dead and another is in critical condition after a stabbing at a Bronx school Wednesday morning, Sept. 27, 2017, police said. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

A teenager is dead and another is in critical condition after they were stabbed by a classmate at a Bronx high school Wednesday morning, police said. 

An 18-year-old student stabbed the two victims, 15 and 16 years old, on the fifth floor of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation on Mohegan Avenue, between East 178th and East 179th streets, at about 11 a.m., officials said. The building also houses the elementary school PS 67.

The victims were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where the 16-year-old was pronounced dead, according to police. 

The 18-year-old was in custody, and a knife was recovered from the scene, a police spokesman said.

The identities of the students were not immediately released.

Parents hearing the news about the stabbing rushed to the school to find out if their own kids were safe, said Dejohn Jones, 41, the president of a parent association at a nearby school who came to console students at the crime scene. 

“I don’t even know what to say to these kids,” she said.

Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the Department of Education is working with the NYPD and providing counseling for students.

"I’m heartbroken at the loss of one of our students and this tragedy should never have taken place,” Fariña said in a statement.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

With Matt Chayes and Anthony M. DeStefano 

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