Student stabbed at East Leyden expected to recover

Associated Press
Updated 9/24/2019 7:48 PM

Authorities say an East Leyden High School student who was stabbed by a fellow student has undergone surgery and is expected to make a full recovery.

The unidentified student was stabbed Tuesday in a hallway of the Franklin Park school, prompting a lockdown.


Franklin Park Police Chief Michael Witz said a school resource officer was walking about 20 feet away when the attack occurred and took the victim to the school nurse. The assailant was taken into custody. Authorities would not say what prompted the attack.

Witz said school was dismissed after the attack. Leyden High School District 212 Superintendent Nick Polyak said counselors and social workers will be available Wednesday for students who would like to talk about the incident.

Witz didn't identify the attacker, and charges have yet to be filed.

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