Bul­ly­ing blamed for class killing

Warwick Daily News - - WORLD | NEWS - – James Law

CON­TIN­UED ho­mo­pho­bic and racist slurs have caused a stu­dent to snap and stab two class­mates in the chest dur­ing a class, leav­ing one dead and the other fight­ing for his life.

Abel Ce­deno, 18, has been charged with mur­der after al­legedly at­tack­ing Matthew McCree, 15, and Ari­ane LaBoy, 16, with a switch­blade in front of class­mates in a New York City school.

Matthew was pro­nounced dead on ar­rival at hos­pi­tal and Ari­ane was left in a crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion.

The vi­o­lence was re­port­edly sparked by a month of bul­ly­ing.

Ce­deno was seated in class when he was hit in the head by a fly­ing pen.

He de­manded to know who threw the pen and Matthew ad­mit­ted to it, claim­ing it was an ac­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses.

It’s then that Ce­deno “went crazy”, a class­mate told the New York Post. He al­legedly pulled the 8cm blade out of his front pocket and plunged it into Matthew’s chest.

Matthew’s friend Ari­ane then stepped in, but he too was al­legedly stabbed in the chest by Ce­deno, who has been re­fused bail and is on suicide watch.


Abel Ce­deno.

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