Unclear why 8-year-old slashed students

Hannah Rogers
April 17, 2018

The school, Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids, has about 790 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The incident took place before school started. He was released to his parents due to his age.

The event comes two months after Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened fire in a hallway in the Parkland, Florida, school, killing 17 students and staff members.

In an email to parents, school officials said that the parents of the three injured students chose to take their children home or to get additional medical attention on their own.

The boy cut three children with the knife in less than a minute.

Three students were wounded.

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The alleged attacker was released to his parents after police interviewed him.

A number of armed police were despatched to the school in the town of Ishøj near Copenhagen after the student, who was previously expelled from the school, reportedly made the threats. He said he didn't know if the boy had been bullied, or if he had mental health issues.

According to Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise, the children had "superficial wounds to the backs of their heads that needed to be stitched up".

Children under the age of 10 can not be criminally charged in Minnesota. Without any warning, the Minnesota elementary school student began slashing his classmates.

An area elementary school is closing at the end of the school year.

As the Piedmont and Summerset area population grows-- the need for a new school to accommodate the students in the area grew and the new school school's principal says it will be a big deal for everyone involved when it opens this fall.

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