Two separate alleged aggravated assaults—one with a knife and one with fire—occurred on a local elementary school's grounds this summer, said.
Within one day of each other, police responded to incidents where minors reportedly assaulted other juveniles outside , according to police.
Police said that two minors jumped another child July 29 at 5:40 p.m. on the school's playground at 200 Salaignac St. One of the boys held the boy down, while the other one punched him in the stomach, chest and head.
The boy and his mother told police that one of the minors pulled out a green knife and pointed it at the boy's neck while holding him down. The boys reportedly removed his cell phone and threw it to the ground, but did not take it.
Police transported the boy and mother to Northwest Detective Division for questioning. No injuries were reported.
Later that week, police responded to another assault report at Cook-Wissahickon. A boy's mother told police August 1 that the previous day, a boy assaulted her son.
Police said the boy poured Axe men's cologne on the boy's arm and lit it on fire by using a lighter.
Her son, who was older but has the mental capacity of a child, sustained burns to his left arm. After being treated by the family doctor, the boy and mother were transported to Northwest Detective Division for questioning.
The school was closed during these incidents due to summer break.