ON FRIDAY 3/28/08 AT APPROX, 1235 HRS WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE 77 PCT. POLICE RESPONDED TO 150 ALBANY AVE (PAUL ROBESON HS) TO INVESTIGATE A REPORT OF A MALE STABBED. UPON ARRIVAL POLICE DISCOVERED THE VICTIM M/B/18 WITH A STAB WOUND TO THE NECK AND ABDOMEN. VICTIM REMOVED TO KCH IN CRITICAL CONDITION. NO ARREST. INVESTIGATION IS ON GOING.
An 18-year-old high school student is in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times by another student at his Brooklyn high school.
Education officials say the incident happened around 12:45 p.m. today at a stairwell in the basement, next to the gym of Paul Robeson High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The two fought in the lower level hallway, before the young man was stabbed, according to police.
The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.
"And the cuts on his neck were looking real bad, there was a lot of blood pouring out, and they had him on an oxygen mask, and everyone's doing CPR on him, so I don't know if he died," said a student.
"Everybody was crying. Everybody was upset this was happening," said student Jelani Hayward.
The school was placed in lockdown from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., when the students were dismissed one floor at a time, and police opened up the streets around the stories.
"Where were the security guards at the door, when they let somebody in here to come commit this crime?" said a parent. "It's ridiculous, I'm tired of it, and I don't know if my child will ever be back to this school."
Cell phones are banned in city schools. But one father said he rushed to Robeson after his son called him to tell what happened.
Students told NY1 that the building has so many doors that can sneak in cell phones and sometimes even weapons make it inside.
Police will not release the name of the suspect in the stabbing.
The Department of Education said a crisis team was sent to the school to help out kids who were traumatized by the sudden violence and that team will be there again when the school begins on Monday.
This is the second Brooklyn high school lockdown in as many days, after John Dewey High School in Gravesend was closed for two hours yesterday after a teacher reported seeing a student with a weapon.