Teen Walking to School Gets Throat Slashed

What was supposed to be a normal day for one girl turned into a complete nightmare. The foreign exchange student whose name has not been released for security reasons was walking to her school Wednesday morning in Queens, New York.

According to PEOPLE, the horrific incident took place around 8:20 a.m. on a public street. The 16-year-old was suddenly approached by a stranger wearing a surgical mask who then slashed the teen twice. “Once from her ear to her throat, to the middle of her throat, and another part of the face as well,” Robert K. Boyce, the New York Police Department’s chief of detectives told the New York Times.

Thankfully the young girl’s injuries were not life-threatening and she is recuperating at the LIJ Children’s Hospital.