WOBURN, Mass. — Classes resumed at Kennedy Middle School in Woburn after a reported stabbing Thursday morning prompted students to shelter in-place.
A fight that broke out just before 8 a.m. between two students escalated when one student slashed another with a knife, officials said.
Police said the 11-year-old assailant was taken into custody and a small knife was seized. The victim, a 12-year-old student, was taken to a hospital to be treated for superficial wounds.
The 11-year-old will face discipline from the school district and could face charges at Lowell Juvenile Court as the investigation continues.
In a joint statement, Mayor Scott Galvin, police Chief Robert Rufo and Superintendent of Schools Matthew Cowley said the incident was not random and there was no danger to the school:
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