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Stabbing at C. I. Gibson High

Police confirmed that at least one student was stabbed at C.I. Gibson High School yesterday, although school security officials denied that the violent incident even took place.

WhenThe Nassau Guardianarrived at the Marathon Road campus shortly after 1 p.m. agroup of parents was at the gate inquiring about the stabbing. However, security officials told them that there was nothing to worry about.

But police officials at the Wulff Road Police Station said they were investigating the stabbing.

The officers were still conducting inquiries and could not provide all of the specifics.

However, they said preliminary reports indicate that a male student was stabbed by an outsider.

The officers could not say what the boy’s condition was up to press time, but they confirmed that an ambulance was called to the school to collect him.

Prior to speaking with the police, whenThe Guardianasked a security officer at the school if there had been a stabbing he denied that there had been.

“Everything is perfect,” said the security officer, who did not give his name.”We’re just having a fun day. No stabbing took place here.”

But according to students who were allowed to leave after the parents were gone, two students got stabbed around noon.

The students claimed that one 11th grader got stabbed in his head and another got stabbed in his back by an outsider while the students were gathered in the courtyard.

The students claimed that one of the boys who got stabbed ran out of the schoolyard. It is unknown whether he sought medical help.

The Nassau Guardianattempted to speak with the school’s principal, however, she was out of office and the assistant principal was said to be busy.

Police were also investigating two other stabbing incidents which occurred on Tuesday.

Police said the first stabbing took place around 5:30 p.m. on a track road off Milton Street.

A male was attacked by a group of men and stabbed multiple times about the body, according to police.

Police said the victim was taken to hospital in a private vehicle where he was detained in stable condition.

Police were questioning three 16-year-old boys in connection with this incident.

The second stabbing took place shortly after 7 p.m. at Shirley and Essex Streets.

Police said two men got into an altercation which resulted in a 38-year-old man being stabbed in the shoulder.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was detained in stable condition, according to police.

Police said they were questioning a 47-year-old man of Essex Street in connection with this incident.

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