Bullying may have led to fatal NYC high school stabbing: friend

Tomas E. Gaston

An 18-year-old was taken into custody and is being questioned after the deadly incident inside a school in the Bronx, WABC reported.

A 15-year-old was stabbed to death by a classmate armed with a pair of scissors inside a Bronx public high school Wednesday, police said.

The mayor said the school community is "reeling".

Police said after stabbing the two victims, the suspect was confronted by a school counselor, who asked for him to turn over his switchblade.




The 18-year-old has been arrested and is being held at a local police precinct, although charges have not yet been issued, sources told the newspaper. A 16-year-old student who was also stabbed is in critical condition.

"Every parent has the right to expect that when they send their children to school in the morning, they will come back at 3 o'clock and in very good shape", New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said.

"There's a lot of answers we are looking for, how this unfolded and why".

De Blasio said random wand-detector screenings will begin at the school effective Thursday and additional school security officers will be dispatched there. It houses P.S. 67 as well as in the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, which serves 6th through 12th graders.

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