An 18-year-old student accused of stabbing his classmate to death with a pair of scissors Wednesday at a New York City school has been charged with a series of offenses, including murder.
The attack at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx left 15-year-old Matthew McCree dead and Ariane LaBoy, 16, in critical condition, police told the New York Post.
Student Abel Cedeno, 18, was charged with murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Cedeno snapped after repeatedly being bullied over his personality, according to a friend and former student.
“They were harassing him and that’s when he did what he did,” a friend who would only identify herself as Tanaisha B. told the newspaper.
Tanaisha said she had graduated from the school in June and knew Cedeno “really well.”