HACKENSACK — Three teens stabbed on Monday set off some confusion as police had to confirm that the violence did not happen at Hackensack High School, but instead nearby.

Around 2:30 PM, officers responded to First Street — near the high school — on a report of a fight with possible weapons.

They broke up a crowd at the scene and shortly after, Hackensack Medical Center contacted police to say that three young men were being treated for non-life-threatening stab wounds.

Two 18-year-olds from Hackensack and a 16-year-old from Garfield were the patients being treated, according to Hackensack Police Capt. Michael Antista.

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"The victims are not students of Hackensack High School, and this incident did not occur in Hackensack High School," Antista added in a written statement.

Teen stabbings

It’s at least the third multiple-stabbing incident involving teens in just over a week.

In South Brunswick, two teens were charged with attempted murder after a stabbing on Oct. 8 along Route 1 outside a Home Depot left two young men wounded.

The following morning, one teen died and a second was hurt in a separate stabbing on a Passaic street corner.

A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder a day later, on Oct. 10.

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