Bronx School Stabbing May Have Been Over Bullying


TONIGHT, ONE OF HIS BEST FRIENDS IS DEAD, THEIR CLASSMATE IS CHARGED WITH MURDER. THE TEENAGE MURDER SUSPECT WAS SILENT LEAVING THE POLICE PRECINCT WEDNESDAY NIGHT EXCEPT TO ANSWER YEAH WHEN ASKED IF HE WAS BEING PICKED ON. THIS WAS HOURS AFTER SOURCES SAY ABEL CONFESSED TO USING THIS BLOOD-STAINED SWITCHBLADE DURING THE DEADLY SCHOOL STABBING. STUDENTS WHO SPENT HOURS ON LOCKDOWN CRIED, RECALLING THE CHAOS IN THAT FIFTH-FLOOR CLASSROOM. THE PANIC SPILLING ON TO THE PLAYGROUND OUTSIDE WHERE FRANTIC PARENTS WAITED FOR THEIR KIDS. SUPPOSEDLY, OH, THEY’RE SAFE. THEY’RE NOT SAFE BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED HAPPENED IN CLASS AND THEY ALREADY GOT STABBED INSIDE THE CLASS. WOW. THEY’RE CRYING, HYSTERICAL. THEY ARE SCREAMING, READY TO DO A RIOT IN THERE. PARAMEDICS SCRAMBLED TO SAVE THE TEENAGE VICTIMS. FRIENDS IDENTIFY THE YOUNG MAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AS 16-YEAR-OLD AR IAN LAVOY AND ONE OF HIS BEST BUDDIES WAS KILLED. HE’S A REALLY FUN PERSON. ALL HE DO IS STAY TO HIMSELF UNTIL THIS HAPPEN. IT’S OVER. YEAH, HE’S FUNNY. HE’S A FUNNY KID. I WAS JUST WITH HIM THE OTHER DAY PLAYING BALL. MEANWHILE, FRIENDS OF THE 18-YEAR-OLD SAY HE’S BEEN BULLIED FOR A WHILE. POLICE SAY THE DEADLY ALTERCATION STEMMED FROM A LONG STANDING ARGUMENT AND GOT VIOLENT AFTER SOMEONE THREW A PENCIL AT THE SUSPECT. 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. AN INCIDENT THAT HAS HEADACHEN THIS ENTIRE BRONX COMMUNITY, LEAVING KIDS IN THIS PRE-K THROUGH 12 BUILDING AFRAID TO COME TO SCHOOL. I FEEL LIKE TO BE, LIKE, SCARED TO GO BACK. CBS 2 HAS LEARNED THAT SUSPECT’S MOTHER HAS BEEN STRANDED IN PUERTO RICO, UNABLE TO GET HOME SINCE HURRICANE MARIA. TONIGHT, IT IS UNCLEAR IF SHE EVEN KNOWS HER 18-YEAR-OLD SON IS ABOUT TO FACE A JUDGE FOR MURDER CHARGES.