Officials in Newton, Massachusetts, say a middle school student was assaulted robbed by an adult on his way to school Monday morning.
F.A. Day Middle School Principal Brian Turner says the robbery happened as the student was walking to the bus stop.
The suspect, described as an adult white man with facial hair and tan skin, wearing a blue sweatshirt, stole the student's cell phone, according to officials.
The latest news from around the state
The assault occured shortly after 9 A.M. on Lexington Street heading to River Street. The 12-year-old victim states that the male suspect got off an MBTA bus and was walking slowly. Once the victim passed him, the suspect went up behind the victim and demanded his cell phone.
The boy turned around to look at the male and noticed a large knife, then a struggle ensued. The man took the cell phone and fled towards River Street. The boy was helped onto the bus by a classmate, who did not witness the incident.
After arriving at school, the boy went to the nurses' office and then was taken to Children's Hospital for minor injuries.
Police are investigating, and the student is okay after receiving medical attention. The phone that was taken was later found in Waltham.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Newton police at 617-796-2103.