Bullying blamed for class killing
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.