Danyna Gibson has been identified as the 16-year-old high school student from Warren, Michigan, who was stabbed and killed by a classmate.
Following the attack, an unidentified 17-year-old student at Fitzgerald High School could be facing murder charges after she fatally stabbed Gibson over a boy they were both dating.
No other students were injured in the attack, while Danyna was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
According to reports, the stabbing happened around 8:30 a.m. at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, Michigan, when the still unidentified 17-year-old student pulled out a kitchen steak knife and stabbed the victim twice in the chest.
Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said that while a school resource officer immediately began life-saving procedures, Gibson was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later.
via Macomb Daily:
The school resource officer, who heard screams, raced to the classroom, according to Dwyer. He began CPR and continued until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights for treatment of two stab wounds to her chest. She died during surgery at 9:24 a.m., police said.
As the school was placed on lockdown status, the suspect was escorted to the principal’s office and arrested there by police without a struggle. She’s in the Warren Police Department lockup. No other students were harmed.
The suspect and the victim — both of whom reside in Warren — formerly were friends. Both had — or were — dating the same male student at the same time or different times, police said. That boy has cooperated with investigators.
Detectives plan to seek a murder warrant for the suspect on Thursday from the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.
Who Was Danyna Gibson?
Danyna Gibson was the 16-year-old student who was stabbed to death at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, Michigan, on Wednesday, September 12.
Gibson’s family says that the late Danyna was a member of the cross country team, robotics club, color guard, marching band and National Honor Guard Society, student council and was a straight-A student.
A vigil is planned on the high school football field for Danyna at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.