Violence surrounding New Rochelle H.S. has parents on edge

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Three recent violent incidents involving New Rochelle High School students has some community members on edge.

The string of violence started just last week when 16-year-old Valeree Schwab was stabbed to death at the Dunkin' Donuts on North Avenue. Her classmate, Z'Inah Brown was charged with Schwab's murder.

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Then on Thursday morning, a 15-year-old suspect stabbed a 16-year-old student twice in his left torso. Police confirm the suspect was attacked after school the day before at a pizzeria near the high school campus.

According to police, the 15-year-old suspect was also involved in a stabbing outside Isaac E. Young Middle School in May 2016.

News 12 observed a heavy police presence and tightened security on the campus. Some parents told News 12 they are being extra vigilant.

“Keep an eye out because it could be your child next time,” said a parent who called herself Maxine M. “Know what's going on in school, talk to your child…the friends they keep.”

One student told News 12 that there should be a subcommittee of students, teachers and administration that can handle future situations.

“I feel like administration has no clue what goes on sometimes,” says the student.

Parents and students have been invited to attend a forum at the high school to discuss the ongoing violence on Jan. 23.

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