12-year-old boy arrested after police say he cut a classmate with a pocket knife

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Public School officials say a sixth-grade boy cut the hand of a sixth-grade girl while on a school bus Monday morning.

The incident happened while the children were en route to Hillery Park Academy.

Officials say the boy, 12, used a pocket knife.

He has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.  He is being charged as a minor.

The girl was taken to Oishei Children’s Hospital for medical attention. The extend of her injuries are unknown.

A Buffalo Public School district spokesperson tells News 4 there was not an aide on the bus Monday morning. Occasionally an aide rides on the bus in the afternoon.

According to First Student, the company that provides bus drivers for the BPS, the driver in this case followed protocol.

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