Two teenage boys were stabbed this morning in Ozone Park near John Adams High School, according to police.
Just before 10:30 a.m. on March 15, police from the 106th Precinct responded to the scene where a 16- and a 17-year-old boy were stabbed in an alleged fight, according to police. Cops said that it is unclear who stabbed the victims and whether the teens were students at the school.
Police said that the 16-year-old victim was stabbed once in the left leg and one time in the back. The 17-year-old boy was reportedly stabbed three times in the abdomen. The two were transported to Jamaica Hospital, with the 16-year-old in stable condition and the 17-year-old in critical condition.
The circumstances of the incident are unknown, according to cops.
A spokesperson for the Department of Education said that John Adams “provided sanctuary” for the teens following the attack and the school went into a shelter-in.
“The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and John Adams provided sanctuary to the two victims and went into a brief shelter-in after an off-campus incident. We are working closely with the NYPD on their ongoing investigation, and offering additional supports to the students and school,” said the DOE spokesperson.
Sources said that the NYPD subsequently lifted the shelter-in.
On Twitter, Councilwoman Joann Ariola seemed to confirm the shelter-in, saying that John Adams High School was on lockdown at the time.
There is an ongoing police investigation across the street from John Adams High School. Please avoid the area if possible. The school is secure and on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/J2HYT7G3Mv
— Joann Ariola (@JoannAriola32) March 15, 2022
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