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Original Version from lohud.com

NEW ROCHELLE – A New Rochelle High School student, who was stabbed Wednesday afternoon during an altercation in Dunkin Donuts, died at the hospital, New Rochelle police said.

The victim was 16-year-old junior Valaree Megan Schwach, the New Rochelle school district said in a statement. Police said she and a teenage boy got into a fight with at least six other teenagers in the Dunkin Donuts on North Avenue across from Iona College.

One of the teenage girls from the larger group stabbed the victim in the upper torso, according to police.

A suspect has been identified but not located as of early Thursday, police said. 

Schwach was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where she was pronounced dead. Anyone with information on the stabbing is urged to call police at 914-654-2270.

The victim had not been in school Wednesday, according to a statement from the New Rochelle City School District.

“New Rochelle High School and School District officials are cooperating fully with the New Rochelle Police Department in this matter,” according to the statement. “The High School and District will make counselors, social workers and other professionals available for students and staff who require assistance for as long as is necessary.”

The district also said police had investigated an alleged threat against New Rochelle High School that had been circulated on social media, but that the threat was unfounded.


A different version of the same story as above was picked-up by PIX11 and re-worded.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Police on Thursday continue to search for the teenage girl accused of fatally stabbed a 16-year-old during a dispute inside a Dunkin’ Donuts.

The victim, Valeree Shwab, a teenage boy and at least six other teens were in a fight just after noon on Wednesday at the store along North Avenue when another girl allegedly stabbed Shwab in the upper torso, lohud.com reports.

Shwab was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her accused killer fled the scene, officials said.

New Rochelle police have identified the suspected stabber and are on an active search for the teen. They are encouraging her to surrender.

Shwab, 16, was a junior at New Rochelle High School, according to school officials.

“Our hearts go out to all who have been touched by this tragic occurrence,” the school stated on its website. “This is a devastating loss for our school community, and our deepest condolences go out to Valeree’s family and friends.”

Grief counselors will be present at the school beginning Thursday for anyone who needs help following Shwab’s death.

Also on Thursday, the school district addressed a social media threat allegedly made against the high school following Schwab’s death.

Administrators and police investigated and found the treat not credible, but extra police will be on campus to ensure everyone’s safety, according to school officials.

“We are aware of a specific alleged threat against New Rochelle High School was circulated on social media. The New Rochelle Police Department, with cooperation from the District, investigated the alleged threat and determined it to be unfounded. Thank you to those who brought the matter to our attention,” the school stated online.


Lab Assignment, Tuesday, Week 4:

  1. Read the following news story: Man Beheads Wife, Gets 52 Year Prison Term. This is a story written by the AP then distributed by PIX 11.
  2. Once you have read the article rewrite the story in your own words.
  3. Investigate. Do not leave out any pertinent details. Make sure you

    • find a non-copyrighted picture of the trailer park and include it in the article. Caption the photos and credit the source.
    • find a non-copyrighted picture of the man, of the woman, and their children, and the inside of their trailer. Caption the photos and credit the source.
    • create a title for your article. Make sure it captures the content of the article, enticing readers to read your story.
  4. Once your story is complete, please add your new page to your menu.

Lab Assignment, Thursday Week 4:

  1. Read the following news story: Female teen carjacker crashes in Palmdale, killing 1, injuring 4 others.
  2. Once you have read the article rewrite the story in your own words.
  3. Investigate. Do not leave out any pertinent details. Make sure you

    • identify the vehicle the female teen carjacker was driving (make, model, and color). Include a picture giving credit to the source of the photo.
    • identify the vehicle the female teen carjacker struck (make, model, and color). Include a picture giving credit to the source of the photo.
    • provide pictures of the accident scene. Include a picture giving credit to the source of the photo.
    • find the name of the woman who was killed in the accident. Find a picture of her to include in your article. Include a picture giving credit to the source of the photo.
  4. Once your story is complete, please add your new page to your menu.