13-year-old Boy to be charged in school stabbing

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Reading (RED'-ing), Pennsylvania say a 13-year-old boy will face aggravated assault and other charges after he allegedly stabbed three students and brought explosives to school Wednesday.

The eighth grader, now held in at a juvenile detention center, is due in court tomorrow.

Witnesses say the boy, wearing a dark trench coat and listening to his MP3 player, burst into an English class and began slashing at students with a knife, flipping desks, throwing books and lighting firecrackers.

Three students suffered minor stab wounds; fellow students intervened to stop the attacks before the boy was subdued by school officials.

When the school reopened today, only one entrance was available and police searched every student with a handheld metal detector.

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