The boy said he was approached by a man wearing a green hoodie, school officials said.
“The student’s clothing was cut, but the student was not physically injured,” district spokesman Clint Bond said.
Fort Worth police Sgt. Steve Enright said a report was filed with the department Wednesday morning.
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The report states that a man “attempted to stab a student with a knife” as he walked into McLean, Enright said in an email. Enright said he has “no information” about the child’s clothes being cut.
The student then told school administrators what happened, he said.
The man was described as white, in his 50s, wearing a green jacket, tan shorts, white socks and black shoes, Enright said.
Area patrols and school resource officers were aware of the situation, Enright said.
The district has campus monitors and Fort Worth police monitor every secondary school, Bond said.
He said he was not sure where they were at the time of the cutting.
The district asks that parents not drop their children off earlier than 8:45 a.m. unless they need to be there for extracurricular activities. Students who are dropped off earlier will be taken to the auditorium by staff, he said.
Monica S. Nagy, 817-390-7792