What to Know
- A 16-year-old girl has died after being stabbed by another teen inside a Dunkin' Donuts in Westchester County, police say
- Cops have identified a suspect and are searching for the teenage person, but no arrests have been made
- New Rochelle High School officials said they are cooperating with police in the case, and are making counselors, social workers available
A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death by another teen inside a Dunkin' Donuts in Westchester County Wednesday afternoon, and police said they are searching for the killer.
The girl, identified by New Rochelle School District officials as Valaree Schwab, was taken to Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx with life-threatening injuries after the stabbing at the restaurant near the campus of New Rochelle High School at about 12:30 p.m., according to the New Rochelle Police Department.
Schwab died at the hospital. Police say they're investigating her death as a homicide. They've identified a suspect and are searching for the person.
Employees at the Dunkin' Donuts told police the girl and her assailant got into a fight just before the stabbing. Afterward, the teenage attacker ran out of the donut shop.
New Rochelle High School officials said in a statement they are cooperating with police in the case, and are making counselors, social workers and other professionals available for students and staff.
Anyone with information about the attacker should call the police department at 914-654-2270.