Police: Teen fatally stabs love rival at Detroit-area schoolSeptember 12, 2018 11:53pm

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A 17-year-old Michigan high school student could be facing a murder charge after she fatally stabbed a classmate Wednesday over a guy whom both had dated, police said.

The deadly clash between two "straight-A students" took place in a Fitzgerald High School classroom in suburban Detroit, Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said. A school resource officer immediately began life-saving procedures, but the 16-year-old victim was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later.

"This is truly a tragedy. ... This appears to be an altercation between two students and we're investigating to determine why this occurred," Dwyer said.

Fitzgerald Public Schools Superintendent Laurie Fournier identified the slain girl as Danyna Gibson on the district's website Wednesday evening. Fournier said a "vigil to remember and honor the life of Danyna" will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday on the high school's football field.

Dwyer said the girls knew each other and had no history of trouble. He told The Associated Press the suspect was upset and disturbed when the male student broke up with her and started dating the victim, leading to her attacking her love rival. A steak knife was recovered by police.

Dwyer told reporters the school has no metal detectors.

A witness, Francesca Pascua, 17, told The Detroit News that the stabbing occurred in an economics class.

"I heard screaming, and I thought everyone was running from a bug or something," said Pascua, who fled because, "I thought she was going to stab everybody."

The suspect was arrested at the scene and is being held at a police lockup until the arraignment, which could happen Thursday. Dwyer said she probably will be charged with murder.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the suspect has an attorney, though she can request one at her initial court appearance. Michigan prosecutes 17-year-olds as adults in homicide cases.

The victim was on the school robotics team, student council, ran cross country and played in the marching band, Dwyer said.

The school will be closed for classes Thursday, but students and parents can come for support and assistance from counselors and psychologists. School officials said they're conducting an internal review that will include safety procedures.

Dwyer said the school resource officer, who had been with the department for 10 years, "did everything he could to save that young girl."

"He's taking it very hard that he wasn't able to save her life," Dwyer said.

Page 1 of 1

More Stories Like This

Man arrested in connection with attack on homeless personA man arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning a homeless man is being investigated in connection with at least six other attacks, three of them deadly
Florida teen charged after Instagram school shooting threatAuthorities say they've arrested a Florida teen for threatening to shoot up a school
The Virginia-based fishing vessel Captain Billy Haver is docked, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the U.S. Coast Guard Station, in Boston. The U.S. attorney's office for Boston said in a statement that crew member Franklin Freddy Meave Vazquez, 27, was charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with an attack Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 on the fishing vessel while it was underway about 55 miles off Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The Latest: Fishing crew member released over ICE objections
FILE - This undated file photo from surveillance video provided by the Los Angele Police Department shows a man they are seeking in connection with the assault on three homeless men who were brutally beaten with a baseball bat in Los Angeles early Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Two of those men have died. Authorities on Monday, Sept. 24, arrested a man on suspicion of bludgeoning a homeless man in Santa Monica, Calif., earlier Monday. He is now being investigated in connection with at least six attacks in both cities that have left three dead. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP, File)
Latest: Suspect in California murders was deported 6 times
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018 file photo, Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a status check on his case at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Officials say a number of issues could come up in a status hearing on Cruz's death penalty case on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, including the release of evidence and witness interviews by prosecutors to Cruz's defense lawyers. Cruz, 19, is charged with killing 17 people and wounding 17 others in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
Parkland school shooting suspect due back in Florida court
Authorities: Woman chained to bed to keep prevent testimonyA North Carolina sheriff's department is looking for a man who they say chained a woman to a bed for days to keep her from testifying against him in a domestic violence case
AdChoices

Related Searches

Related Searches

AdChoices