Gymnasium is the Danish term referring to a three-year upper secondary school education programme which qualifies students for admission to university. Mental health professionals are available on site at Pleasantview Elementary. No one else was hurt.
Beise said the boy was released to his parents. Once the police arrived, the assailant was in the school counselor's office while the victims received medical care in the nurse's office.
Interim Superintendent Bruce Watkins said the "second-grade student entered the building, put his backpack away and pulled out a knife and struck three students". They also learned about the importance of individual and community involvement in environmental conservation.
One of the injured children is a seventh-grader who was waiting to catch a transfer bus. I don't think he had an intended target when he came to school with a knife.
According to Sauk Rapids Police Chief Perry Beise, the children had "superficial wounds to the backs of their heads that needed to be stitched up".
The incident took place in the hallway as students were heading to class.
"It was wonderful to see so many of our former students interacting with the young ones who are just becoming aware of their capabilities and seeing a bright future for themselves", says The Foundation School for Autism Campus Director Rheatha Miller.
This marks the fifth year of the partnership program which focuses on teaching students about the function and value of forested wetlands. In December 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother to death at their Newtown, Connecticut, home before killing 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School.