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Teen hurt in NYC bike path attack returns to school next day

November 3, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the two high school students injured in the deadly terror attack on a New York City bike path returned to classes the day after to keep his perfect attendance record.

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña says 17-year-old Noah Salz, of Brooklyn, was back at school on Wednesday, a day after being hurt when an immigrant from Uzbekistan drove a rented truck down the West Side path, killing eight people and injuring 12.

The injured include Salz, a 14-year-old girl and two adults who were on a school bus hit by the truck. The girl remains hospitalized.

Farina says Salz told his mother he couldn’t miss school because he was working on his perfect attendance. When the teen’s bus didn’t show up Wednesday, his mother used a car service to bring him to school.


This story has been corrected to reflect that the student did not attend Stuyvesant High School.

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