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Second Grade Boy Stabs Three Students in Sauk Rapids

The injuries were not serious.

April 16, 2018 - 1:10 pm
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More questions than answers after an 8-year old Sauk Rapids second grade boy stabs three students at school today.

Interim Superintendent Bruce Watkins said the three students who were injured are 8, 9 and 13 years old. Their injuries were not serious.

"A Pleasantview second grade student entered the building and was putting their backpack away when they took out a knife and struck three students, causing some injury. The aggressor was then contained and brought to the office," said Watkins.

He says parents of the students involved, police and an ambulance were called immediately, and mental health professionals were brought in to help any other students or staff impacted by the incident.

Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Biese (by-see) says they interviewed the boy who attacked them and released him to his parents. Biese could not share what prompted the attack, but says it wasn't planned:

“There was no pre-meditation that he was going to hurt them or harm them. He didn't have any intention of hurting them when he came to school.”