FAST student stabbed

Media outlets last Friday reported that a stabbing had taken place at Friendship Academy of Science and Technology, 801 S. Highland Ave.

Baltimore City Public Schools confirmed that a student had been injured—requiring hospitalization—in an altercation, and released the following statement:

“This morning at Friendship Academy of Science and Technology, a student was injured by a weapon during an altercation. School police and medical personnel responded swiftly and the injured student was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he is in stable condition. A student suspect was taken into custody. Disciplinary action will be taken according to City Schools’ Code of Conduct.”

FAST will close at the end of this school year; the School Board voted late last year not to renew the school’s operator’s contract. FAST is one of several schools operated by Friendship Public Charter School, an organization located in Washington, D.C.

BCPS has decided that an elementary/middle school will replace FAST; it is still undecided whether that school will be a traditional public school or a charter school.

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