Student slashed at Queens high school

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A teenager was slashed in the stairwell of a Queens school on Tuesday morning. (Fox 5 NY)

The NYPD is investigating the slashing of a student at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens.

The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. Tuesday. 

Police responded to the school where the assailant, also a student at the school, reportedly slashed the victim in the head.

The suspect remained at large. He was described by police as a black male wearing blue jeans, a black jacket

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The school, which does not have metal detectors, was placed on lockdown.