A 15-year-old at Brooklynâ€™s Erasmus Hall High School was in critical condition after a fellow student stabbed him repeatedly in the head with a pair of scissors. Click below to read the rest of the story.
Students said it started with a penny ante basketball beef: Chevoy Nelson, 16, was mad because victim Alfredo Allen stole the ball from him during a lunchtime pickup game at the Prospect Park South school.
Nelson – described by a school source as a special ed student who is emotionally disturbed – was arrested for assault with a weapon, the Education Department confirmed.
The two teens were playing basketball in the third floor gym during lunch when Allen took the ball and wouldnâ€™t give it to the increasingly angry Nelson.
The furious teen punched Allen in the face then ran out to look for a weapon, witnesses said.
â€œHe goes running around, asking everyone for a weapon,â€ said a police source. â€œHe goes into a classroom and asks a teacher for acid. She obviously says no, but then she get distracted he grabs a pair of scissors and runs back to the gym. He chases (Allen) around, stabbing him.”
Wayne Morgan, an 18-year-old senior, said, â€œHe stabbed the guy in the head like seven times. The teacher was there, but itâ€™s not like he let it happen – the whole thing happened in like 5 seconds.â€
Horrified students screamed and ran as blood spilled across the gym floor.
“I saw his head wide open,â€ said freshman David Scott, 15, who had been playing soccer.
â€œI was like, â€˜oh my god!â€™ I ran out, I didnâ€™t need to see that,â€ Scott said.
Freshman Jessica Sanchez, 15, was playing double dutch in the gym when she saw the attack.
â€œHe went behind (Allen) and grabbed him by his neck and stabbed him seven times,â€ Sanchez said. â€œ(Allen) was screaming, he was saying, ‘oh s–t.’ He didn’t believe it either.â€
She said she fled.
â€œI saw all the blood and I ran. I didn’t want him coming after me,â€ Sanchez said.
Police said after the attack Nelson went to a school office and sat quietly, his hands covered in blood.