A 17-year-old boy has been charged with murder following a horrific multi-student stabbing in a Houston-area high school Wednesday.
The Inquisitr previously reported on the Spring High School stabbing and stated that four students were stabbed. One student died from his wounds while three others were injured.
The stabbings occurred after a fight broke out inside Spring High School’s cafeteria around 7:10 am before the school was placed on lock down for nearly five and a half hours according to New York Daily News.
The report continued on to say that Luis Alonzo Alfaro confessed to the stabbing while being interviewed by homicide investigators, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Among the victims was 17-year-old Joshua Broussard, who died at the scene. Fellow student Randall Moore, 17, was also injured, as well as two 16-year-old boys – one identified by a local pastor as Deavean Bazile.
Originally, three suspects had been taken into custody, but, after Luis Alonzo Alfaro’s confession, the other two students are now being considered as witnesses to the crime.
According to Harris County Sheriff, Adrian Garcia, the violence escalated from a confrontation that led to the teen brandishing “cutting instruments of some sort” that were not immediately retrieved from the scene of the crime.
Many are arguing that the Spring High School stabbing was gang-related, but Garcia has told reporters that no conclusions have been made and that an investigation is ongoing.
The Inquisitr reported Ralph H. Draper, superintendent of the Spring Independent School District, saying:
“Every parent sends their child to school believing that school should be one of the safe-haven places.… It’s what we spend our night and days working for, and what I lose sleep over. We go into this business to make life better for children, and they need to be able to trust the adults who are responsible for their security and their care.”
Luis Alonzo Alfaro is being held on $150,000 bond in the case of the Spring High School stabbings.
[Image via Shutterstock/txking and Harris County Sheriff’s Office]