Student stabbed during fight at TechBoston Academy

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A student was stabbed during a fight at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester Wednesday, officials said.

Officers were called to the pilot school on Peacevale Road around 12:25 p.m. for a report of one person stabbed. According to the district, a fight broke out between two teens at the library. One was stabbed, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The school was in safe mode for about 20 minutes during the incident and the victim was taken to the hospital. The second student was arrested and will face charges.

Boston Public Schools confirmed they were working with police and said the district crisis response team will be available to support staff and students.

“We know this incident will cause many to feel anxious, but I want to reassure all members of the TechBoston Academy Community this was an isolated incident between two students, and that we will take every step necessary to ensure that our students feel safe and welcomed. We will continue to fulfill our commitment to safety every day in every school,” the statement reads.

“Our students must have safe and welcoming school communities. Any form of violence is unacceptable,” Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement. “I’m grateful to our many departments who swiftly responded to ensure the safety of our students and school staff.”

Boston police arrested the alleged attacker, identified by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office as 19-year-old Paul Joseph.

“This type of stuff shouldn’t be going on,” said TechBoston Academy student Xavier Landrum. “I like to spread positivity around my community. To see stuff like this, it really hurts.”

“If you have problems with somebody, I guess you should talk it out first instead of resorting to something like that and risk everybody’s health and safety,” said student Ariela Soto.

“Every day, you hear about something, whether it’s on the street or it’s in the school or somewhere else,” said Boston parent Sean Jackson. “It’s just crazy how the violence is just out of control.”

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