Watkins says he believes the injuries aren't life-threatening, and the students were taken to the hospital by their parents.
- An 8-year-old boy brought a kitchen knife to Pleasantview Elementary School in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota and "randomly cut" three students Monday morning, according to police.
Three students were wounded. He was released to his parents due to his age.
The attacker was taken into custody by police and released to his parents.
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School Superintendent Bruce Watkins says the boy lashed out at the other students until an adult intervened.
The boy allegedly cut three children with the knife in less than a minute.
Since the attack happened before school, classes went on as scheduled. The official police report will be forwarded to the Benton County Attorney's Office for potential charges.
Chief Perry Beise says the victims aged 8, 9 and 13 suffered "superficial wounds" requiring stitches in the attack before classes started Monday at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. I don't think he had an intended target when he came to school with a knife. Police, ambulance and parents were called and responded.
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The school district sent an email home to parents that read, "In situations like this the District's discipline policy is applied and aggressive students are not allowed in the building (s)". He said he didn't know if the boy had been bullied, or if he had mental health issues.
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