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Teen arrested in fatal stabbing of girl inside New Rochelle Dunkin' Donuts

14 January 2018

Police accuse Z'inah Brown, a 16-year-old from Yonkers, of stabbing New Rochelle's Valeree Schwab, also 16, in a fight near the school that rumbled through several fast food restaurants before culminating at Dunkin' Donuts.

Schwab was stabbed in the left side and rushed to Jacobi Medical Center where she died. The school district released the following statement: "The City School District of New Rochelle is saddened by the incident on North Avenue today in which a New Rochelle High School student was stabbed".

Police say 16-year-old Z'inah Brown, of Yonkers, turned herself in Thursday afternoon.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school student has been arrested on murder charges in the fatal stabbing of another high school student at a Dunkin' Donuts in New Rochelle. She said nothing at her arraignment Thursday evening and is due back in court January 17.

Police told of 'reviewing' surveillance video from the Dunkin Donuts location about a half-mile from the school, with the murder weapon since recovered.

The local news station reports a group of five or six Westchester County school students approached Schwab and her male companion.

At one point, authorities say Schwab used pepper spray against Brown. There will be grief counselors and social workers at the school Thursday to help students and staff.

Meanwhile, some New Rochelle High School students say their classmates should be careful who they associate with. 'This is a devastating loss for our school community, and our deepest condolences go out to Valaree's family and friends'. The New Rochelle Police Department, with cooperation from the District, investigated the alleged threat and determined it to be unfounded. "You have to watch who you hang around with out there".

Teen arrested in fatal stabbing of girl inside New Rochelle Dunkin' Donuts