Police probe Mt. Vernon stabbing

Police say a teenager was stabbed and two others slashed with box cutters when a melee broke out outside Mount Vernon High School Tuesday.

According to police, several small fights that began just after school let out at around 3:30 p.m. escalated into a full-fledged brawl at South 7th Avenue and 4th Street allegedly involving about 300 students.

Police say the 17-year-old stabbing victim was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx and is expected to recover.

Police are trying to determine if the fight was gang-related. Two teenagers were taken into custody following the incident, but no arrests have been made.

For interview with Mt. Vernon police commissioner about investigation into teen?s stabbing, go to your digital cable box and select iO Extra on Ch. 612.

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