Boy, 8, brings knife to school, attacks 3 students

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A knife attack by a Minnesota school student injured three other students Monday.

This morning we had an unfortunate and scary incident that happened before school started. The students were ages eight, nine, and 13. School officials immediately called police and an ambulance.

Robyn McDougle, the interim director of the Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University's L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, said school safety is an important and timely topic. They were treated and released at a hospital, the Star-Tribune reports.

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

Three students were wounded. The case will be forwarded to the county prosecutor's office.

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Close to 100 parents and students who have walked the halls of The Foundation School for Autism gathered for the school's first ever homecoming celebration. The chief says he doesn't know if the boy had been bullied or had mental health issues.

One of the injured kids is a 7th grader who was waiting to catch a transfer bus, the other two are students at Pleasantview.

"They don't charge children this young with crimes", the chief said "You try to get them treatment and help them be successful".

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. Without any warning, the Minnesota elementary school student began slashing his classmates. Lanza killed himself as police arrived at the school.