NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - There have been two school slashings in Brookyn this week and some parents are questioning the city's new policy on reporting violence in the classroom.
One of the attacks happened at Legal Studies High School in East Williamsburg. The school safety agent who tried to intervene was bit in the hand.
It started when a 16 year old girl went up to an 18 year old in the hallway and punched her in the face and then slashed her with a box cutter.
The union leader for the schools safety agents says lax discipline is creating an unsafe environment.
"There is a reclassifation of crimes and we don't have the true sense of what is going on in schools," Gregory Floyd of Teamsters Local 237 says.
Floyd says that he is concerned for the safety of the students who are trying to learn at the school because the metal detectors were removed despite the history of violence at the school. The Department of Education says the metal detectors were not removed recently and were actually taken out after the school year ended in 1997.
The other attack took place near Brooklyn Academy High School. On Monday a 20 year old student was jumped by a group of five males near the school after leaving class.
The NYPD says the victim put his hands up but they slashed him in the face. He was left with severe injuries. The Department of Education wanted to make it clear that the two recent slashings were not related and the second incident is not school related.
Mayor de Blasio says that school violence is declining but some in the community disagree. Fox 5 News reports that instead of being suspended, troublemaker students are increasingly issued a written warning.