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15-year-old dead, 16-year-old wounded in NYC school stabbing

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(AP) - Police say an 18-year-old man attacked two fellow students inside a New York City school, fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy and critically injuring a 16-year-old boy.

The attack happened Wednesday on the fifth floor of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a middle and high school in the Bronx. It's located in a building that also houses a public elementary school.

Police say the 18-year-old has been taken into custody, but it's not yet clear what prompted the attack.

Police didn't immediately say what type of cutting device was used, but a weapon was recovered.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina says she is heartbroken by the violence. She says, "This tragedy should never have taken place."

It's the first homicide at a New York City school since 2014.

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