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Student, 17, stabbed outside Jamaica Plain school

A 17-year-old student was stabbed as school was letting out Friday afternoon at Muniz Academy in Jamaica Plain, sending him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The stabbing occurred around 12:40 p.m., about 10 minutes after dismissal at the Child Street school. The student was with a fellow student when a fight broke out off school grounds with two other individuals who were not students, police said.

“After the altercation, thinking he had been stabbed, a student reentered the school and went to the school nurse,” Officer James Kenneally said.

The student, who is a junior and was not identified by name, was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for a minor stab wound, police said.


Kenneally said police are trying to figure out what sparked the fight.

The Muniz, where students learn their subjects in both the Spanish and English languages, had just wrapped up its first quarter of classes Friday.

Dania Vazquez, the school’s headmaster, said she was outside saying goodbye to students when she said the two students “were attacked across the street from our school by a group of individuals that are not from our community,” according to a transcript of an automated phone call she sent to parents after the incident. The School Department provided the Globe with the transcript.

“One of the boys has injuries, and we are confident that he will recover,” she said.

She went on to say: “All of our students were terrific — they all acted appropriately, responding to our directions and expressing their care for their school community. Our staff has been phenomenal, helping to ensure that everyone was safe and supported. We want you to know that safety is extremely important to us for all our students, families, and staff inside and outside of the school building.”


The School Department referred all questions regarding the stabbing to police.

Authorities asked that anyone who was in the area of the altercation call the Boston Police Tip Line at 800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

James Vaznis can be reached at jvaznis@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @globevaznis. Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.