Sauk Rapids Police: 8-year-old brought knife to school, 'randomly cut' 3 students

An 8-year-old boy brought a kitchen knife to Pleasantview Elementary School in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota and “randomly cut” three students Monday morning, according to police. The incident was reported at 7:15 a.m.

Police said the injuries were minor and school staff had the four involved students in the office when police officers arrived. Two of the students who suffered cut wounds were taken to St. Cloud Hospital by their parents and were treated and released. The victims ages are 8, 9 and 13.

The attack lasted approximately five minutes and happened in the hallway as students were heading to class, according to an email to parents from Pleasantview Principal Aby Froiland.

The suspect student was taken into custody by Sauk Rapids Police and interviewed. The suspect student was taken into custody by the Sauk Rapids Police and released to his parents. The case will be forwarded to the Benton County Attorney’s Office.

Pleasantview parents shared this message they received from the principal:

The Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools superintendent also sent a message to district families: