Updated 06/13/2012 02:09 PM
Police: Bronx Student, 8, Slashed Classmate With Razor Blade
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An 8-year old Bronx student is facing serious charges after police say he slashed a classmate with a razor blade during a playground fight Tuesday.
Investigators say the boy was arguing with a 9-year-old student outside PS 132 in Morrisania when he pulled out a double-edged razor and slashed him in the neck.
The boy has been charged as a juvenile with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
School officials say the boy hurt his hand.
The victim was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where he was stitched up and released.
It's not clear whether the 8-year-old had the razor in school or whether it was found in or around the playground.
Parents who spoke with NY1 say they are concerned about safety at the school.
"How do you not inform a parent that a kid cut someone. And the kid is in my daughter's grade. This is the first I'm hearing this," said one parent.
"Unfortunately, this is the way the world's coming out to be and this is something I think the kids are learning from their parents," said another parent.
"I was shocked. I was shocked but at the same time a lot of people are trying to blame the school but I still blame the parents," noted a third.
Meantime, some parents tell NY1 bullying is a growing problem at the school.
One woman says her 4-year-old granddaughter was punched in the eye last October by an older child and her request to meet with the family of the attacker went ignored.
There's also talk of the upcoming graduation ceremony being downgraded or even cancelled because of problems controlling the fifth grade students.
The young boy accused in the slashing will face charges in family court.
The Department of Education spokeswoman also said he will be disciplined.