Student, 15, killed by younger peer in caught-on-camera brawl at North Carolina high school

Student, 15, killed by younger peer in caught-on-camera brawl at North Carolina high school

A 15-year-old student was fatally knifed by a 14-year-old classmate Monday during a wild, caught-on-camera brawl inside a North Carolina high school on Monday.

The melee inside the gym at Southeast Raleigh High School also landed a second student, 16, in the hospital a non-life threatening stab wound, according to local reports.

“Both victims were transported to an area hospital,” Raleigh police chief Estella Patterson said during a press conference. “Sadly one victim succumbed to his injuries.”

“This is a very unfortunate incident that has occurred today,” she added. “One that is very disturbing to us.”

The teen accused of stabbing two of his peers was arrested and charged with murder on a juvenile petition, WRAL reported, citing authorities.

Part of the fight caught on camera showed two students face-to-face before a youngster in a black jacket threw a punch at a student in a red jacket who then responded with his own punch.

The fight then spills into the gym as other students quickly follow the brawl.


A student was killed and another student was injured after a brawl at Southeast Raleigh high school.
A student was killed and another student was injured after a brawl at Southeast Raleigh high school.

During the escalating melee, one of the students appeared to jab at two teens with a sharp object while before fleeing, according to the footage obtained by WRAL and CBS 17.

The identities of the victims and suspect were not released.

Sherelle McLaughlin told WRAL that her son, who is the alleged stabber, was only defending himself.


A teen was arrested and charged with murder  after being accused of stabbing two of his peers.
A teen was arrested and charged with murder after being accused of stabbing two of his peers.

She also said she doesn’t believe he took the knife to school, but got it from someone else in the building.

“The whole situation is terrible,” McLaughlin said. “I feel bad for the other family but in return, I feel bad for my son because he was fighting for his life. It wasn’t a fair fight. I just don’t think it should have happened like that.”

The school will be closed Tuesday as students come to grips with the death of a classmate and the district reviews safety protocols.

“Schools should be a safe haven for our students and staff,” Wake County Superintendent Robert Taylor said. “What happened here today is unacceptable.”

With Post wires

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