Danyna Gibson was a beautiful 16-year-old Michigan high schooler. But the straight A- student was brutally stabbed to death by a fellow classmate.
Sources say Gibson was killed by a 17-year-old student in a fatal fight over a boy. Now Gibson’s alleged killer – who is apparently also a straight A student – is facing a murder charge.
They Were Not Troublemakers
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The disturbing incident took place inside a Fitzgerald High School classroom in suburban Detroit, Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said.
A school resource officer tried in vain to save Gibson’s life, but tragically, the teen was pronounced dead in the hospital roughly an hour later.
Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said the officer had been with the school for “ten years” and “did everything he could to save that young girl.”
“He’s taking it very hard that he wasn’t able to save her life,” Dwyer said. ‘This is truly a tragedy… This appears to be an altercation between two students and we’re investigating to determine why this occurred.”
Dwyer said the girls knew each other and had no history of troublemaking.
The Associated Press reports the suspect was heartbroken when a male student broke up with her. When he started dating Gibson, the suspect fatally killed her love rival.
A steak knife was recovered by police.
The Murder Took Place In Economics Class
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A witness, Francesca Pascua, 17, told The Detroit News that the violent altercation took place in an economics class.
“I heard screaming, and I thought everyone was running from a bug or something,” said Pascua. “I thought she was going to stab everybody.”
The school will be closed for classes Thursday, but students and parents can come and speak to psychologists. A “vigil to remember and honor the life of Danyna” will be held at 1pm on the high school’s football field.
Meanwhile the suspect was arrested at the scene and is being held at a police lockup. Michigan prosecutes 17-year-olds as adults in homicide cases.
Gibson was on the school robotics team, student council and ran cross country. She also played in the marching band.