CBS New York, June 12, 2012
An 8-year-old Bronx schoolboy was arrested Tuesday after being accused of slashing a 9-year-old with a double-edged razor blade during a lunchtime altercation.
The incident took place at P.S. 132 in the Morrisania section of the borough. The blade was recovered in the school’s playground, police said.
School officials said the two male students exchanged words before the younger one used a razor to slash the other in the neck. The wound required stitches at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
One parent who spoke with 1010 WINS’ Al Jones said she was not surprised about the incident involving such young children.
“It’s more than that. I hear a lot going on — even 6-year-olds, 7-year-olds — learning from the oldest,” she said.
It is the same school where the principal cancelled fifth grade graduation earlier in the month because of bad behavior.
[Editor’s Note: This website indicates there are 254 black, 286 Hispanic, and 7 white students at PS 132.]