Published: Fri, September 29, 2017
Medical | By Carla Vaughn

City Investigating Fatal School Stabbing in the Bronx

City Investigating Fatal School Stabbing in the Bronx

"We believe that this argument, this thing has been going on for maybe two weeks into the school year and it escalated today after some back and forth within the classroom", he said. PEOPLE learns the older victim remains in critical but stable condition at a NY area hospital.

Police Commissioner James O'Neill, left; Mayor Bill de Blasio, center; and NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce, right, at a press conference on a fatal school stabbing in the Bronx.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said she is heartbroken by the violence.

The victims, ages 15 and 16, were stabbed in their chests.

Police arrested 18-year-old Abel Cedeno, another student at Wildlife Conservation and charged him late Wednesday with murder and attempted murder.

The incident happened about 15 minutes into third period at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, a middle and high school in the Bronx that shares a building with an elementary school.

It wasn't immediately clear where each of the students were enrolled, nor was it clear what prompted the altercation.

The 18-year-old allegedly used a knife to stab a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old, police said.

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The student accused of stabbing a classmate to death and seriously injuring another during history class was different from other guys and had been picked on since the school year started, fellow students and police said.

After the stabbing, police say Cedeno handed over his switchblade and was walked to the assistant principal's office, where he quietly waited for police. He said that the information that the Police Department now has is preliminary, saying that facts are "still emerging in this case".

The high school is not among the almost 80 New York City schools with metal detectors, officials said. City officials and parents have debated for years whether the school system should be installing more metal detectors or taking them away because of the stigma of attending a school deemed unsafe enough to require a weapons check.

"Two of my students got stabbed and one of them died", Sampson told the NY Times.

FDNY responded to reports of a stabbing at 10:51 a.m., department officials said.Multiple schools are located at the address provided by FDNY and NYPD. "I don't know if I want to keep her here", she said. She plans to pull her daughters out of school.

NYPD Chief of Community Affairs Joanne Jaffe said there were no metal detectors at the school.

"I tried to called the school".

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