6-year-old who died while standing in school lunch line was brutally stabbed by 24-year-old mother two months ago
The 6-year-old was in the cafeteria at PS5 Port Morris School on Jackson Avenue in the Bronx when he collapsed just after noon on Friday, June 14
A young boy reportedly collapsed while standing in the lunch line at his elementary school on Friday, June 14 and died later. The incident comes just two months after he survived a brutal slashing attack by his mother.
The six-year-old was in the cafeteria at PS5 Port Morris School on Jackson Avenue in the Bronx when he collapsed just after noon, police said.
The little one was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he died a few minutes later.
"I’m heartbroken by this tragic loss of a student, and my thoughts are with the family and school community," the schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said in a statement, according to reports.
"We are working in partnership with City agencies as they investigate, and are providing additional guidance counselors and support to the school for as long as needed," he added.
The boy was one of two young children stabbed by their 24-year-old mother in a brutal attack in late April.
However, it could not be determined whether his death was in any way connected to the injuries he suffered at the time.
The boy and his sister were found April 28 on a sidewalk in the Morrisania section after bystanders flagged down police and directed them to the children.
Shanice Martin had left her two-year-old daughter and six-year-old son for dead.
Martin arrived at the 42nd Precinct police station "covered in blood", according to police sources.
She then made a number of "incriminating statements" about how she attacked her kids, before adding "go ahead and arrest me".
The Bronx native was charged with assault, abandonment, child endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, police said at the time.
Martin had been sent to attend a medical assessment at Lincoln Medical Centre the day after her attack on her kids. She had been arrested twice this year before the April incident.