Student Fatally Stabbed at Massachusetts High School


SUDBURY, Mass. (AP) - A 16-year-old student was charged with murder in the Friday morning stabbing of a classmate at a high school outside Boston.

The name of the student charged in the stabbing, which took place inside a Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School bathroom, was not immediately released. The victim was a 15-year-old freshman at the school, District Attorney Gerald Leone said.

The victim was brought to Emerson Hospital in Concord from the high school in Sudbury and pronounced dead at 8:12 a.m., said Bonnie Goldsmith, a hospital spokeswoman.

State and local police were sent to the school.

Fred Smerlas, whose daughter attends the school, said parents were told that two students were involved in an incident before classes started.

Mary Clemens, a 17-year-old senior, said that when she arrived at the campus, students had gathered in the cafeteria.

"We were told by an administrator that someone was stabbed and it was bad, that that person was taken to the hospital and someone else had been taken to the police," Clemens said.

Smerlas said parents were told that students were taken to the school gymnasium after the stabbing.

The school, which has about 1,600 students, is 17 miles west of Boston.