Student Stabbed At Brockton High School

BROCKTON (CBS) – A student stabbed another student at Brockton High School on Tuesday morning, officials with Brockton Public Schools said.

Joshua Silva, an 18-year-old sophomore from Taunton, and an 18-year-old senior were brought into a housemaster’s office after a confrontation before school. Silva then allegedly stabbed the senior with a carpet knife in the back at around 8 a.m.

WBZ-TV’s Sera Congi reports.

Brockton School Police then rushed in to break up the altercation and arrest Silva.

The senior was then taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“This is an aberration,” said Superintendent of Schools Matthew H. Malone, Ph.D in a statement. “Brockton High School is a safe and supportive learning environment, an urban high school that has been held up as a national model of excellence. We are appalled that this incident has taken place; we do not condone and will not tolerate violence.”

Police said Silva may be arraigned later Tuesday in Brockton District Court. He is expected to be charged with assault and battery with knife, assault to murder, and possession of a dangerous weapon on school grounds.

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