MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - A suspect is in custody after a student was stabbed at the Mount Vernon High School on Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly after noon on Wednesday, there was an altercation outside of the entrance to the Mount Vernon High School that resulted in a former student suffering a stab wound in his back. The victim was treated by the school nurse on scene before being transported to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.
As a precaution, the school district was placed into its lockdown protocol and a security officer was assigned to each bus - which is standard procedure - during dismissal. The Mount Vernon Police Department also increased patrols on campus following the incident.
According to the Mount Vernon Police Department, they apprehended a suspect who was placed in custody at approximately 3:30 p.m., though the investigation is ongoing, and the motive for the attack is unclear.
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