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Two students knifed in Hell’s Kitchen high school

Two teens were knifed at a Midtown high school Tuesday, police said.

Cops were called to the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School on W. 49th St. near 10th Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen around 1:20 p.m. after the fight.

They found the boys — one slashed across the face, the other, stabbed in the chest — cops said.

Both teens were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries and were taken taken into custody by police, they added.

Charges were not immediately filed.

The school was put into a soft lockdown following the knife attack, a Department of Education spokesperson said.

A “soft” lockdown means there’s no imminent danger, according to Education Department policy. Students are trained to move out of sight and keep silent and teachers check the hallway for students, lock classroom doors and turn off the lights.

The school is non-scanning, meaning students are not required to walk through metal detectors on their way in, sources said.

“The safety and wellbeing of our students is our top priority,” said Jenna Lyle, a spokeswoman for the public schools. “Violence has absolutely no place in our schools, and this behavior is unacceptable.”


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