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Student stabbed in library at Dorchester school

Student stabbed inside library at TechBoston Academy
Student stabbed inside library at TechBoston Academy 02:02

BOSTON - A student was stabbed inside the library at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester on Wednesday. The boy who was stabbed was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested Paul Joseph, 18, of Dorchester. He will face assault and battery charges in relation to the stabbing.   

The school was put into "safe mode" for 20 minutes.

"It's scary. It's scary," said parent Gladelina Maldonado. "You don't want your kid to go to school to be stabbed. You want them to be in school to learn. Safe environment."

School officials say two boys got into a scuffle inside the school library before Joseph allegedly stabbed the other student. Police said they found a knife in the library.

It's not the first time TechBoston students have been involved in a fight. Last year, three students were stabbed at a playground steps from the Dorchester school.

Since students are not allowed to have cellphones in class, Maldonado was worried for hours. "Stuff like this, you want to be able to reach out to your child you know and make sure they're OK," Maldonado said.

Boston Public Schools believes the stabbing was an isolated incident.   

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