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Teen Slashed Near Ridgewood School

Words exchanged between two teenagers led to a bloody fight outside Grover Cleveland High School on Monday morning, Dec. 8, as one of the combatants slashed his foe with a knife, police said.

Reportedly, the assault occurred at 9:20 a.m. Monday across the street from the high school located at 2127 Himrod St.

Law enforcement sources said the two male teenagers, ages 16 and 17, got into a verbal dispute outside the location; both are Grover Cleveland students.

Seconds later, it was reported, a fight ensued, during which the 16-year-old male slashed his rival in the leg.

Two School Safety agents worked to break up the battle and were injured in the process, authorities noted.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. The 16-year-old suspect was taken into custody on assault charges; police also recovered the weapon used in the assault.

The 17-year-old male was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment of his injuries, while the injured agents were removed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center; all are expected to recover.

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