Student stabbed to death during fight at NY school
When asked if he was picked on, 18-year-old Abel Cedeno replied "yeah" before detectives escorted him into a vehicle ahead of his arraignment expected Thursday.
Cedeno snapped, they said.
He told police that he bought the switchblade online for protection and had been harassed at least since the school year began.
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. "He likes Kylie Jenner", she said. "They're not safe because what happened happened in a class and they already got stabbed in class", said parent Yvette Santana. "He's sensitive. He has a good heart".
De Blasio added that the fatal stabbing marks the first time a high school student was killed in a classroom in many years or even decades, which he said makes the tragedy "all the more troubling". I said, 'This is my son being bullied on video.
Chief Joanne Jaffe, head of the police department's community affairs unit, said officers would do random security sweeps of all schools for the time being. Police said his mother has been stuck in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of hurricane Maria. Earlier, friends of Cedeno's told a similar story. "I just don't know". There are about 1,100 students there.
The 18-year-old student charged with stabbing a classmate to death and seriously injuring another boy inside his New York City public school has a long history of being bullied, say his lawyers.
The Bronx school was open Thursday. The school did not have metal detectors before the incident because a prior review deemed that they were not necessary, officials said.
Metal detectors and X-ray scanners were seen being unloaded outside PS 67 Mohegan School in East Tremont before their arrival. The mayor and schools chancellor were there, and grief counselors were on site.
"After yesterday's incident, of course we're going to evaluate what goes on throughout the school system", Police Commissioner James O'Neill said.
Officials from the foundation expect the initiative to support the start of about seven mixed-income charter schools, which will be able to use the money to pay for anything from building space to teachers to technology.
The Walton Family Foundation, the philanthropy governed by the family behind Walmart, pledged Tuesday to invest $2.2 million over the next two years in new charter schools in New York City that aim to be socioeconomically diverse.