8-year-old boy slashes students
An 8-year-old student took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesota elementary school and randomly attacked three children Monday, authorities said.
Police Chief Perry Beise said the victims — aged 8, 9 and 13 — suffered “superficial wounds” requiring stitches in the attack at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No one else was hurt.
Beise said he didn’t know why the boy did it.
“He randomly cut three students then walked into the office and set the knife down,” he said.