WESTCHESTER SQUARE, N.Y. (WPIX)—Police have arrested two teenagers for stabbing a 16-year-old special education student in the neck with a pair of scissors on his way to school Wednesday.
A 15-year-old Allasane Keita was charged with attempted murder and a 16-year-old Tyrone Graves was charged with assault. They were arrested and arraigned on Thursday.
The 10th grader was unconscious when he was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, officials said. He underwent emergency surgery to repair his ruptured jugular vein. On Thursday, he is still listed in critical condition.
Police say the victim, who was not immediately identified, is a student at the Lewis and Clark School.
Classmates described the victim as a bully and say he was stabbed while fighting a teenager from another school.
Investigators were reviewing surveillance video and determining whether the student was targeted.
Education Department officials say the school, also known as P-12, was open for classes Wednesday, but counselors were on site for students.