Extra Cops Will Be on Duty This Week at Former Agassiz After Stabbing

The principal of Margarita Muñiz Academy explained in a robo-call to parents that people from outside the school community set upon two students Friday, leaving one with a stab wound.

Boston Police confirmed Friday that a student was stabbed outside what used to be the Agassiz School on Child Street. The person’s injuries aren’t life-threatening.

Police say the victim, a 17-year-old according to the Boston Globe, was taken to Brigham & Women’s Hospital for treatment after the incident, which took place about 12:40 p.m.

In a recorded phone call to parents, a transcript of which Boston Public Schools shared with Universal Hub and the Globe, Principal Dania Vásquez said the incident took place just after school had let out at 12:30 p.m.

“We want you to know that safety is extremely important to us for all our students, families and staff inside and outside of the school building,” the call said in part.

Police say a few kids ran from the scene. Universal Hub reports the suspect is 18 or 19, with cornrows tinted yellow running down to his shoulders.

The former Agassiz School now houses two different public schools: Margarita Muñiz Academy, a bilingual high school; and Mission Hill School, a K-8. Vásquez said there will be extra police presence this week.