Two Students in Custody After Knife Fight at West Side H.S.

Both male students in the May 14 incident were taken into custody, but there were no charges filed at time of publication. One victim was slashed across the face, while one was stabbed in the torso. Both were taken to local hospitals and listed in stable condition.

| 14 May 2024 | 08:54

Two male students got into a knife fight at the High School of Graphic Communication Arts on May 14, the NYPD said. The incident at the W. 49th St. school occurred at around 1:20 p.m., and both knife-wielders have been taken into custody. One was slashed in the face, while the other was stabbed in the torso, cops said. Both individuals remain in stable condition.

The identities of the students have yet to be released by the NYPD, and will remain that way if they are minors. An investigation into the incident remains ongoing, and charges similarly remain pending for the “altercation,” police told Straus News.

The NYPD maintained a patrol outside the building at around 3 p.m., although many families walking by seemed oblivious to what had just occurred. Television news crews were also positioned across the street. It appeared that some students were still on the grounds, although the school had reportedly gone into lockdown when the two students were initially injured in the brawl.