School safety agent, teacher slashed at Bronx school

A school safety agent and a teacher are being hailed as heroes after stopping the assault of a guidance counselor by an ex-boyfriend in the Bronx. Both were slashed by the assailant during the incident at P.S. 69 Thursday in the Soundview section, said police.

The suspect burst into the school on Thieriot Ave. at about 7:40 a.m. and repeatedly punched the 36-year-old counselor in the head, said police. A 40-year-old teacher witnessed what was happening and tried to stop the assailant when he was slashed in the left arm.

The 57-year-old school safety agent attempted to intervene when he was slashed below the left ear.

The school safety agent and the teacher were taken to Jacobi Medical Center in stable condition. The teacher refused treatment.

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The teacher managed to take note of the assailant's make, model and car as he fled.

Police quickly arrested the 23-year-old male suspect.

"In relation to this morning's incident at @NYCSchools @NYPD43Pct P.S. 69 at 560 Thieriot Avenue in the Bronx, the subject has been apprehended and there is no further threat to staff, parents, and students."