Six people assaulted during slashing incident at a Jamaica charter school: NYPD

The NYPD responded to a report of three people being slashed at New Dawn Charter High School in Jamaica.
File photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Six people were assaulted at a Jamaica charter school just after noon on Wednesday, according to the NYPD.

Chaos erupted at New Dawn Charter High School II, located at 89-25 161st St., after a fight broke out in the cafeteria. Police responded to a 911 call about a slashing incident that took place inside of the school. Police said upon arrival six victims were at the scene with lacerations.

Among the victims were a 17-year-old male and a 59-year-old male school security guard with lacerations to their hands, and a 17- year-old male with a laceration to the face. It isn’t clear what injuries the other three victims sustained.

EMS transported the victims to Jamaica Hospital and North Shore LIJ Hospital. All six victims were conscious and alert at the scene. 

According to police, five 17-year-olds were arrested and charged with criminal mischief, attempted assault, assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. A NYPD spokeswoman said that a motive has yet to be determined.