New York Metropolis police have arrested a 13-year-old male juvenile within the surprising stabbing death of a Barnard School scholar, sources informed Fox 5 Information Friday.
Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old freshman, was found unconscious with “multiple stab wounds about the body” close to a staircase in Manhattan’s Morningside Park simply earlier than 7 p.m. Wednesday, police mentioned earlier this week. The president of the all-women college says she “was fatally injured during an armed robbery” try.
A police supply informed Fox 5 News Friday that the teenager confessed to stabbing Majors. The report, citing police, provides that as many as three individuals had been concerned within the assault.
“The passing of Tess Majors is an unthinkable tragedy that has shaken us to our core,” Barnard School President Sian Leah Beilock mentioned throughout a group gathering Thursday. “We are all grieving, and trying to grasp the senseless tragedy that took Tess from us.”
Beilock described Majors as “an artist, a musician who played instruments, wrote songs” and had “just recently performed the first big gig in New York City.”
“In high school, Tess was the leader of Creative Writing Club, volunteered for political campaigns, was a cross country runner and a musician,” she added.
Mayor Invoice de Blasio tweeted Thursday, following the stabbing, that the NYPD would improve its presence within the space to “hold this group secure, arrest the perpetrators and guarantee NOTHING like this may occur once more.”
“We’ve lost a young woman full of potential in a senseless act of violence,” he mentioned. “I want every student and every member of faculty to know your city will be with you in the days ahead.”
Barnard School, which is affiliated with Columbia College – an Ivy League establishment throughout the road from it and in addition close to the crime scene – has an enrollment of two,682 undergrads, 632 of that are first-year college students.
College students there informed Fox Information they’re “apprehensive” and the group is “pretty shaken up” following the stabbing.
“It just makes me think about myself and what that means for me in the city because I love going out in the city and exploring and now I just feel more apprehensive towards doing that,” Natasha, a freshman biochemistry main, mentioned exterior one of many school’s entrances Thursday.
“I actually walked through the park that morning,” she added. “I walked up those stairs.”