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3 CASES OF VIOLENCE INJURE STUDENTS, STAFF

Three cases of school violence this week in Buffalo have injured three students and two school employees, resulting in one arrest, three court referrals and a suspension.

Two of the incidents occurred early Tuesday afternoon in Edward Street Campus School, a special-education facility run by Baker Victory Services. Two students and two school employees were injured.

Lt. Larry Baehre, a Police Department spokesman, said one assault occurred in the cafeteria, where a girl, 16, threw hot soup on a younger girl, burning her face and neck. Markeeta Jones of Amsterdam Avenue was charged with a felony count of assault.

Shortly afterward, three 15-year-old boys were involved in a fight in a classroom.An injured student was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment of cuts to his left hand.

A teacher was injured when she was pushed against a desk, Baehre said, but the extent of the injury was unknown.

The three boys were petitioned to Erie County Family Court.

The third incident involved boys 7 and 8. Ferry-Fillmore District officers said Tuesday that the father of a 7-year-old reported that his son was slashed on the ear with a razor by another pupil at Broadway Village Elementary School on Sears Street.

The victim was treated by the school nurse for the cut, and the accused assailant, age 8, was suspended from school.

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