NEW YORK – A faculty security agent and instructor had been slashed Thursday morning at a college in the Bronx.
It occurred round 7:40 a.m. earlier than college students arrived to PS 69 on Theriot Avenue close to Soundview Avenue.
Faculty officers stated a 23-year-old man got here to the doorway and commenced hitting his former girlfriend, who’s a steering counselor on the college.
The security agent and fifth grade instructor Jared Nash each intervened to cease the assault.
The agent suffered a puncture wound to his neck, and Nash was slashed on the arm.
“The instructor continued to chase the assailant out of the constructing, who jumped right into a automobile and made his approach off,” stated NYC Faculty Security Chief Mark Rampersent. “Nevertheless, not earlier than this superb instructor acquired the entire particulars — the outline, as nicely, the make, mannequin and license plate of the automobile, serving to the NYPD shortly apprehend this particular person.”
Colleges Chancellor David Banks and Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson each visited the scene to reward their courageous actions.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, it was a troublesome begin to the ultimate day of faculty earlier than the Easter and Passover break.
A number of households stated they had been happy with the general efficiency of PS 69 and grateful the employees took such swift motion.
“I wish to say an enormous thanks for maintaining everybody on the college secure and out of hazard,” stated scholar Cameron Sepulveda, who stated he’ll pray for the injured college agent.
Each the mayor and faculties chancellor stated this incident exhibits the worth of maintaining security brokers, and the knowledge of hiring extra brokers.
“I was a college security agent. So once I hear individuals say that we do not want college security brokers, as we speak is an ideal instance of why college security brokers are critically vital to making sure the security of our kids,” Banks stated concerning the assault. “We want lots of different issues as nicely — extra counselors, extra assist, however we’d like our security brokers. So let’s not be confused about that.”
The union says the rank of faculty brokers is down by about 2,000 positions from a number of years in the past.
Each the instructor and faculty security agent who had been slashed are anticipated to make full recoveries.