Police charged a 14-year-old male with murder after a 15-year-old male was fatally stabbed during a Monday brawl caught on video inside a Raleigh, North Carolina, high school.
What are the details?
Multiple students posted video clips on social media appearing to show a fight beginning in a hallway and spilling into a gymnasium at Southeast Raleigh High School, the News & Observer reported, adding that a knife is visible on video.
The Raleigh police officer assigned as the school resource officer responded just after 11 a.m. to a stabbing report, the paper said.
A 15-year-old student and a 16-year-old student received first aid at the scene and were taken to a local hospital, the paper said, adding that the 15-year-old student died while the 16-year-old student has non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities haven’t released the names of the two stabbing victims, but the News & Observer said the family of the deceased student told its partner WTVD-TV that they are processing what occurred, working through their grief, and planning to hold a balloon release in his memory later this week.
The paper said Raleigh police obtained a secure custody order for a 14-year-old suspect who was charged with murder on a juvenile petition. Due to his age, the suspect’s name has not been released, the paper also reported, adding that it’s unclear if other students will face criminal charges or school discipline in connection with the incident.
The school is closed Tuesday, the News & Observer said, adding that parents whose children need support Tuesday can speak to someone by calling the school at 919-856-2800. Members of the school system’s crisis team and Employee Support and Wellness team will be available to support students and staff members, the paper said, adding that the date classes will resume hasn’t been announced.
Police are asking those with information or evidence related to the stabbing to call 919-996-1193, the paper said.
Wake County Superintendent Robert Taylor and school board chair Lindsay Mahaffey issued a joint statement Monday saying the district will continue to review all its safety processes and protocols to determine what happened and what changes may be needed, the News & Observer said, adding that the school doesn’t use metal or weapon detectors.
The school board’s safety and security committee is meeting Tuesday, the paper said, adding that the meeting was scheduled before the fatal stabbing.
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