Plainfield Public School District: High school student stabbed in 'violent altercation' near Union County park

The Plainfield Public School District says the student was taken to the hospital and was immediately provided with emergency medical attention.

Lanette Espy

Sep 28, 2023, 10:45 AM

Updated 295 days ago

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A Plainfield High School student was stabbed near a Union County park Wednesday afternoon.
Authorities have not been able to confirm to News 12 New Jersey if the victim is a student. However, the Plainfield Public School District confirmed in a statement that a student was involved in a “violent altercation" at a local park.
The district says the student was taken to the hospital and was immediately provided with emergency medical attention. It's unclear how that student is doing.
There was a heavy police presence searching a park on Randolph Road on Wednesday, just steps from Plainfield High School. Authorities say they have identified suspects.
The stabbing happened shortly after a loaded gun was found in a dumpster on the Cedarbrook K-8 Center Campus. It's unclear if the two incidents are related.
In a statement, the district said they are “deeply concerned about the recent incidents that have affected the safety of our students.”


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