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3 students stabbed near TechBoston Academy in Dorchester

3 students stabbed near school in Dorchester
3 students stabbed near school in Dorchester 02:54

BOSTON - Three students were stabbed near TechBoston Academy in Dorchester Monday afternoon. Boston Police said it happened at about 2:30 p.m. near Armandine and Washington streets. 

The three people who were stabbed had non-life-threatening injuries. One person has been arrested in connection with the incident. 

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper called the violence "incredibly tragic."

"National and State statistics all remind us of how much our students are hurting," Skipper said. "Right now, our focus is on all of the students involved, supporting them and their families, and the school's students and staff."

Students who spoke with WBZ said kids were getting into a fight just outside the basketball courts near the school when the stabbing occurred.

Surveillance video from a grocery store shows dozens of kids running away from the scene. The store owner said the kids seemed really scared. He knows many of them because they come into his store regularly.  

Tech Boston Academy is a public school for grades 6 through 12. There was a shooting there back in March 2022, where a 31-year-old teacher and 17-year-old student were shot by somebody driving by in a car.

People in the area say there is a serious school violence issue going on that they want to see addressed.

"Every other week something happens," said Humayan Morshee, a store owner. "So, it's not the first time, it's not going to be the last time either. The school and police have to do something." 

"To me, it's heartbreaking," said Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy.

Murphy sent a letter to the superintendent last week, calling for more school resource officers and better communication between police and schools.

"And if a metal detector is going to stop one crime, to me, that's important. At the same time, I always have advocated for more mental health supports and social emotional wellness," Murphy said.

She says as a former Boston teacher, she knows some neighborhoods have higher crime than others.

"To me, it's an equity thing. That every park, every school, every street needs to be safe. Kids have a right to feel safe," Murphy said.

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