Student stabbed to death with scissors by classmate at Bronx high school

Jerome Frank
September 28, 2017

The fight, which had been brewing since the beginning of the school year about two weeks ago, occurred in a fifth-floor classroom, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. Boyce says the three students had been arguing for several days prior to the stabbing.

The two students were stabbed at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx by an 18-year-old man, police told AM New York.

"They were harassing him and that's when he did what he did", said the friend, who would only identify herself as Tanaisha B. She said she graduated from the school in June and knew the suspect "really well". Police have not released the names of the victims or suspect.

The boy who died, a 16-year-old, was stabbed in the chest, according to the police. It was not immediately clear whether the attacker was also a student.

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The motive for the attack is unconfirmed, but investigators believe the attacker may have been the target of ongoing bullying, according to the New York Post.

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

"This is a school that, thank god, had been very safe", de Blasio said. The building houses an elementary school and a high school.

Officials said there will be random checks with metal detectors on Thursday and additional school safety officials will be brought in.

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