NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police released caller video of an onslaught connected 2 students that sent a Staten Island precocious schoolhouse into lockdown.
Investigators are asking for assistance identifying the 2 suspects connected the surveillance video. One is seen brandishing a handgun and utilized it to bushed a teenage victim, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported.
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School information agents said the Dec. 6 incidental astatine Susan E. Wagner High School is portion of a troubling question of violence plaguing New York City schools.
According to police, two suspects assaulted 2 teenagers adjacent a shot field. They allegedly punched and struck a 16-year-old successful the caput with a weapon and attacked a 19-year-old. Both victims suffered swelling and bruising.
“It’s scary, it’s surreal,” elder Evan Lechowicz said.
“It’s conscionable scary, similar you perceive of different shootings astir the country,” elder Julianna Raimonda said.
There was another lockdown the adjacent day. Witnesses told constabulary they heard what sounded similar a gunshot adjacent the school. Police said a 16-year-old was aboriginal charged with transgression possession of a limb and reckless endangerment.
Students were frightened.
“I anticipation that we person metallic detectors each time now. Just support everyone safe,” elder Alan Pachkovskiy said.
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The Department of Education said it boosted information by adding other constabulary officers connected campus.
An anti-gun unit inaugural came to the schoolhouse to talk with students the time aft the 2nd lockdown.
“Let’s effort to supply immoderate alternatives to violence,” said Mike Perry, programme manager of True 2 Life.
“We’ve had a rash of weapon violence since the opening of our schoolhouse twelvemonth successful September and this inclination is conscionable continuing,” said Gregory Floyd, president of Local 237.
Floyd attributed the occupation to understaffing. He said the metropolis is down astir 1,800 schoolhouse information agents and is calling connected officials to instrumentality enactment earlier the concern turns tragic.
“Some schools person fractional the unit they utilized to person to patrol and to combat unit and marque definite weapons don’t get into the schools,” Floyd said.
The DOE said it is moving with the NYPD to place the suspects and is providing enactment to the victims.
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