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Minnesota School Knife Attack by Boy, 8, Injures 3 Others

17 April 2018

Three elementary school students were wounded Monday when they were attacked by second-grader with a knife, reports say. The incident resulted in three students being injured and the aggressor was contained in the office.

Officers took the suspect student into custody and interviewed him, police say.

The Minnesota elementary school student used a similar knife to attack his classmates.

The incident happened prior to the start of classes for the day.

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The boy cut three children with the knife in less than a minute.

The incident took place in the hallway as students were heading to class.

The injured students suffered superficial wounds that required stitches, according to KARE in Minnesota.

The school district sent an email home to parents that read, "In situations like this the District's discipline policy is applied and aggressive students are not allowed in the building (s)". Mental health professionals are available on site at Pleasantview Elementary.

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According to WCCO, children under the age of 10 can not be criminally charged.

Staff and students at the school will be able to speak with mental health counselors if needed, according to KARE.

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Minnesota School Knife Attack by Boy, 8, Injures 3 Others