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Friday, January 19, 2007

Update: student to face murder charge in Lincoln-Sudbury stabbing

LINCOLN-SUDBURY

A 15-year-old ninth grader at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School was stabbed to death early this morning in a school bathroom and another student has been arrested and will be charged with murder, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone Jr.

"What we believe now is this is an isolated incident between these two students," Leone said at press conference at the school. "We do not believe that any one else is in danger at this time."

There was an altercation in a hallway connected to a bathroom and the 16-year-old suspect stabbed the victim with a knife, Leone said. The suspect, who was not identified because he is a minor, will be arraigned on a murder charge in the juvenile session of Framingham District Court. He could be tried as an adult, Leone said.

The victim, identified by Leone as James Alenson, was rushed to Emerson Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:12 a.m., said Bonnie Goldsmith, a hospital spokeswoman.

School officials sent an e-mail notice to parents in Sudbury this morning that said that the stabbing took place at about 7:20 a.m. The other 1,600 students in the school were placed on lock-down for safety reasons and then sent home at about 10 a.m.

Curtis Middle School and all Sudbury elementary schools will continue on a regular schedule today, according to the notice. Staff at those schools have been told about the stabbing, but they will not be telling the elementary school students

A school administrator who spoke at the press conference said: "We are obviously heart broken, dealing with this."

A 15-year-old ninth grader at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School was stabbed to death early this morning in a school bathroom and another student has been arrested and will be charged with murder, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerard Leone Jr.

"What we believe now is this is an isolated incident between these two students," Leone said at press conference at the school. "We do not believe that any one else is in danger at this time."

There was an altercation in a hallway connected to a bathroom and the 16-year-old suspect stabbed the victim with a knife, Leone said. The suspect, who was not identified because he is a minor, will be arraigned on a murder charge in the juvenile session of Framingham District Court. He could be tried as an adult, Leone said.

The victim, identified by Leone as James Alenson, was rushed to Emerson Hospital and pronounced dead at 8:12 a.m., said Bonnie Goldsmith, a hospital spokeswoman.

School officials sent an e-mail notice to parents in Sudbury this morning that said that the stabbing took place at about 7:20 a.m. The other 1,600 students in the school were placed on lock-down for safety reasons and then sent home at about 10 a.m.

Curtis Middle School and all Sudbury elementary schools will continue on a regular schedule today, according to the notice. Staff at those schools have been told about the stabbing, but they will not be telling the elementary school students

A school administrator who spoke at the press conference said: "We are obviously heart broken, dealing with this."

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