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Knife attack injures three at Sauk Rapids elementary school

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A sign marks one of the entrances to Pleasantview Elementary School.
A sign marks one of the entrances to Pleasantview Elementary School on Monday, April 16, 2018, in Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Dave Schwarz | St. Cloud Times via AP

An 8-year-old student was taken into custody after police say he brought a knife to a Sauk Rapids elementary school and injured three students. 

Sauk Rapids police officers responded to Pleasantview Elementary at about 7:15 a.m. Monday.

According to Police Chief Perry Beise, the student had brought a kitchen knife and randomly cut three students, resulting in injuries described as "minor."

Two of the students were taken to St. Cloud Hospital by their parents, where they were treated and released, according to Beise. The victims were ages 8, 9 and 13.

Police took the suspect into custody and interviewed him. Due to his age, he was released to his parents, according to Beise.

The report will be forwarded to the Benton County Attorney's Office.