BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Two male students were stabbed at the Fountain Plaza metro station on Main Street in Downtown Buffalo shortly before 9 this morning.
The students, aged 16 and 17 years old, were involved in an altercation and suffered wounds, according to Buffalo police.
A large police presence was visible two blocks away at the Buffalo Public Schools Emerson School of Hospitality on Chippewa, between Delaware and Franklin.
Later Wednesday afternoon a Buffalo Public Schools spokesperson said three Buffalo School of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management students instigated the violent altercation that resulted in the two students sustaining stab wounds that required stitches. They were treated at ECMC and released to their parents
The Emerson and the Culinary Arts schools were placed in lockout while the incident was investigated and district counseling staff was present.
According to the district spokesperson, the three students who instigated the incident have been formally suspended. Two of them were taken to Buffalo police headquarters along with their parents for questioning. The third was released to a relative and will be questioned by police when a parent is present.
The District does not tolerate violent aggression of any kind. Students who cause an altercation that leads to physical harm to any other person, whether on or off campus, will certainly face the appropriate consequences for their actions pursuant to the District Code of Conduct and/or local law enforcement. Additionally, Mayor Byron Brown has pledged to station two B District officers at Fountain Plaza as a preventative, calming presence until further notice.