Pittsburg police arrested an 11-year-old boy Tuesday after he allegedly attacked five other boys with a razor blade at Central Junior High School, a police inspector said today.
Police were dispatched to the school, at 1201 Stoneman Ave., about 10 a.m. to respond to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon.
Teachers had detained the boy and taken the razor blade away from him by the time police arrived. The boy was arrested and booked into juvenile hall in Martinez, inspector John Conaty said.
The boy had reportedly approached another student and asked him for a “Banana Buck,” a coupon students earn for doing well in school, Conaty said. Students can save their Banana Bucks and trade them for prizes.
When the boy refused to hand over the Banana Buck, the suspect allegedly left the room and came back with a razor blade and cut the other boy on the arm, Conaty said.
“Then, for an unknown reason, the suspect walked up and cut four other students,” Conaty said.
All of the victims were 11- and 12-year-old boys. One was cut on the back of the neck, Conaty said.
All of the injuries were considered minor, and the boys were bandaged at the school and released to their parents, Conaty said.
The principal of Central Junior High School declined to comment on the incident this morning. The school referred calls to Pittsburg Unified School District Superintendent Barbara Wilson.
Wilson could not be immediately reached for comment.
— Bay City News