Mayor Noam Bramson speaks about his choice to ship his youngsters to New Rochelle H.S. a day after a scholar was fatally stabbed.
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NEW ROCHELLE – Police arrested Z’inah Brown, who’s a suspect in Wednesday’s deadly stabbing of New Rochelle Excessive Faculty scholar Valaree Schwab. Brown turned herself in to police headquarters Thursday afternoon. 

She’s been charged with second-diploma homicide. 

Brown is a sixteen-yr-previous scholar at New Rochelle Excessive Faculty and police consider she lives in Yonkers. Schwab, sixteen, was stabbed on Wednesday afternoon at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 646 North Ave. and died at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

New Rochelle Police say Brown was part of a larger group of five or six male and female New Rochelle High School students.

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Police said a series of altercations, including the use of pepper spray, occurred between Schwab and the group along North Avenue, starting at the McDonalds and culminating at the Dunkin’ Donuts. 

Schwab was stabbed twice in the torso with a steak knife inside Dunkin’ Donuts on North Avenue, police said. The victim was with a male companion but he was not in the Dunkin’ Donuts at the time of the incident, according to police.

Police responded to the Dunkin’ Donuts at about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, finding Schwab responsive but bleeding and losing consciousness. She died later at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

New Rochelle Police said they were in possession of surveillance video but declined to say when or if it would be released to the press.

On Thursday morning there was a larger police presence than usual at New Rochelle High School, where a significant number of students were absent, school officials said.

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A New Rochelle High School student reacts to the fatal stabbing that occurred Jan. 10, 2018.
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