Newton middle school student assaulted on his way to bus stop

A middle school student from Newton was assaulted on the way to school on Monday. 

The principal of F.A. Day Middle School confirmed on Monday that a student was assaulted on his way to a bus stop just after 9 a.m. In an email sent home to parents, the principal said a man assaulted the student, then took his phone. 

The 12-year-old boy told police the suspect robbed him at knifepoint. His phone was found nearby.

The  boy received medical attention at Boston Children’s Hospital and is now doing OK. 

The principal said police are now investigating the incident.

The suspect was described as a white man wearing a blue hoodie who had gotten off an MBTA bus at Lexington Street in Newton.

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