California highschool pupil, 16, fatally stabbed at school 

On Wednesday, a 16-year-old was fatally stabbed throughout a brawl at a Northern California highschool. Police have been summoned to Montgomery Excessive Faculty in Santa Rosa when a combat broke out. 

Supply: Press Democrat  

Authorities reported {that a} 16-year-old pupil concerned in a brawl at a highschool in Northern California was tragically stabbed on Wednesday in a classroom full of scholars. In response to Santa Rosa police, the wrongdoer, a 15-year-old freshman, is in custody and has already stabbed one other pupil. Three of the scholars are males. 

Supply: Crime On-line 

As per The Santa Rosa Police Chief John Cregan throughout a press convention, the 2 victims, each juniors at Montgomery Excessive Faculty, entered an artwork class at roughly 11:15 a.m. and began combating with the freshmen. Within the classroom, there have been about 30 folks.   

Academics broke up the dispute at first, however the freshman later produced a folding knife and attacked the juniors, in response to the chief. When the juniors visited the college nurse, each have been awake and aware after they have been transferred to the hospital, in response to Cregan. Nevertheless, one of many youngsters died there after struggling three stab wounds to his higher torso. In response to Owen Seiberling, a senior, he was with the 16-year-old on the college workplace and tried to use stress to his wounds. He was oozing blood, so I needed to take him up, Seiberling recalled. 

The chief claimed that regardless of having his left hand stabbed, the opposite pupil is predicted to outlive. With out weapons, the juniors and freshman ran away, however have been later apprehended after being found hiding in a stream financial institution, in response to Cregan. The folding knife remains to be being wanted by investigators.   

Supply: Los Angeles Occasions 

Though Cregan stated it wasn’t instantly clear what began the brawl on Wednesday, the three youngsters appeared to know each other and had beforehand fought. “It seems like these pupils had some earlier altercations,” Cregan acknowledged with out going into additional element. 

 The names of the scholars weren’t made public immediately. A press release launched by the Santa Rosa Police Division reads, “Neither the campus’s school nor personnel are at present underneath assault. Additional details about this prevalence will shortly be made public.” Faculties within the space, together with Montgomery Excessive, cancelled courses and occasions. The highschool the place the occasion occurred remains to be debating whether or not to carry courses on Thursday, as per the reviews. 


Jayden Pienta, a junior highschool pupil, has been named because the sufferer. He was 16 years outdated. 

On Wednesday night, kin and pals got here collectively to create a tribute for his or her nephew and grandson, Jayden. His coronary heart was stabbed 3 times, in response to Pienta’s aunt, Carole Snell. 

The impromptu monument beneath the flagpole drew extra Wednesday night time guests who knew and liked Jayden. His grandmother began crying. “He was a very good boy who was loving, mild, beautiful, and sort. Regardless of being an enormous man, he wouldn’t damage anybody,” “Cheryl Griffin, Pienta’s grandma, remarked.