17-year-old student dies one month after being stabbed by another student

A 17-year-old student who authorities said was stabbed by another teen in a Baltimore high school classroom has died.

Police said Ananias Jolley died on Sunday night at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center – nearly a month after the November 24 stabbing at Renaissance Academy High School.

Donte Crawford, 17, is charged as an adult with attempted murder in the attack.

Police said Ananias Jolley (pictured) died on Sunday night at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center

Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said in a statement that investigators are working with the State’s Attorney’s Office to file additional charges.

‘It’s a tragedy anytime we have someone killed in an act of violence, even more so when it’s a child,’ Smith said in a statement, according to WBAL-TV.

‘The fact that it happened inside of a school is even more disturbing. Our thoughts are with the victims family and the students who had to witness such a horrible event.’

Police said Crawford, a 10th-grader, went into an occupied third-floor classroom, stabbed the 11th-grader multiple times in the chest and arms before running away.

Crawford was arrested a short time later at home with what appeared to be blood on his clothes, according to the Baltimore Sun.

While it is not clear what prompted the attack, police said Crawford and Jolley had verbal and physical altercations prior to the stabbing, WBAL-TV reported.

Investigators believe Crawford planned the attack.

Despite there being metal detectors at the school, officials are trying to determine how the suspect got the knife inside.

Both Jolley and Crawford were among a group of 95 students who were being mentored in the school’s Seeds of Promise program.

The school serves predominantly male at-risk youths, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Jolley’s stepfather, Kelvin Newby, told the Baltimore Sun that Jolley was on the robotics team at Bluford Drew Jemison Stem Academy West and that he liked school.

Source: The DailyMail

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