A 15-year-old student is in police custody after allegedly stabbing a classmate at West Roxbury Academy early Wednesday morning.
According to school officials, the stabbing took place on campus. Police were called to the school around 8:30 a.m. and arrested the student who committed the attack, WCVB reported.
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Following the incident “the school was placed into safe mode, which means kids were told to stay in their classrooms and weren't able to move freely around the building,” Fox 25 reported.
The stabbed student, who was identifed by family members to WCVB as 17-year-old Tyrik Scott, was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital for emergency surgery to treat what were described as non-life threatening injuries.
According to WHDH, classes have resumed, and counselors have been made available for students and staff.
The accused student, whose name will not be released because of his age, faces a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
He was held on $50,000 cash bail with orders to stay away from the victim, witnesses and the school, while also wearing a GPS monitor and remaining under house arrest, should he post that amount.