A teen has been charged with one count of murder after admitting his involvement in the Sept. 4 Houston area high school stabbing to police. The attack left one student dead and three more in the hospital.
17-year-old Luis Alonzo Alfaro was charged with murder following the Sept. 4 fatal stabbing in Texas’ Spring High School. One student, Joshua Broussard, 16, was killed in the altercation that sent three other teens to the hospital.
Texas High School Stabbing — Student Charged With Murder
Spring High School student Luis Alonzo Alfaro was charged immediately after the fatal stabbing. According to police, he admitted to the stabbing after being questioned with other students. A police statement issued on Sept 4. said:
The stabbing occurred during a physical altercation between several students in the hallways. During the altercation, the suspect produced a knife and fatally stabbed the victim to death and injured 3 other victims.
The school was placed on lockdown following the violent attack, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m. local time. According to police, the three high school students injured in this altercation have been released from the hospital. 16-year-old Deavean Bazile was even airlifted to the hospital by helicopter following the incident but was also released after treatment. All of the teens are students at the school.
Police Looking For More Answers In Texas High School Stabbing
Immediately following the incident, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said that “there has been some information that this may have been gang-related,” but “he stressed that no conclusions had been reached because the investigation was in the early stages,” reports CNN.
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