Student in alternative program stabbed inside Brockton High


BROCKTON, Mass. ( -- School officials say an altercation between students of an alternative program housed at Brockton High resulted in one student being stabbed late Monday afternoon.

Brockton Public Schools Communications Officer Jocelyn Meek tells FOX 25 there was an altercation between two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old student at about 4 p.m. During the altercation, the 16-year-old student was stabbed in the neck.

The teen was transported to Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Meek says the stabbing incident did not happen during a class. The Patriot Ledger reports the two 17-year-olds were visiting the school to meet with Edison Academy's principal in hopes of becoming students. They also report that police were still searching for the 17-year-olds.

Edison Academy holds classes between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Brockton High School, but the program is not considered a part of the high school. The academy is a state-funded diploma program that began last year for over-aged or under-credited people up to the age of 21.