A 6-year-old boy whose throat was slashed by his mother in April collapsed while standing in line for lunch at his Bronx school Friday and died, police and sources said.
It was the child’s second day at PS/MS 5 Port Morris, according to a school staffer.
Cops were called to the school on Jackson Avenue around 11:40 a.m. for an unresponsive child, police said.
The boy, whose identity was not released, was found unconscious in the crowded school cafeteria, authorities said. He was rushed to Lincoln Medical Center in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.
City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza went to the hospital, where he talked to community members and school staffers.
Police and law enforcement sources say the boy suffered a medical episode that included foaming from the mouth.
It’s believed that the boy died from a pre-existing injury, a source said.
Another source said the wound that the child suffered on his neck in April was not totally healed.
He was not living with his mother; she has been in jail since the April attack.
“They called a ‘Code Blue’ over the intercom, and they were trying to resuscitate the kid,” a school staffer told The Post, adding that it was pizza day at the school.
Fifth-grader Jason Nunez, 11, said the boy “was getting his lunch, and suddenly he just passed out.
“He hit his head. The blood was coming out of his mouth,” Nunez said.
Another employee at the school said the boy “suddenly collapsed. … We don’t know what happened.”
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SOURCE: New York Post, Susan Edelman, Ruth Brown, Selim Algar and Natalie Musumeci