New Rochelle police make arrested in fatal teen stabbing

New Rochelle police make arrested in fatal teen stabbing

Police said they are looking for Z'inah Brown, who is a suspect in Wednesday's fatal stabbing of New Rochelle High School student Valaree Schwab.

Police tell The Journal News Valeree Schwab was with another teenage boy when the two got into a fight with a group of at least six teenagers inside the coffee shop across from Iona College Wednesday afternoon.

There was an argument, according to police, that ended with Brown stabbing the Schwab twice in the left side with what police believe is a steak knife. Schwab later died at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. New Rochelle school district officials say the victim had not been in school that day. A suspect has been identified and the authorities are urging her to surrender.

According to cops, a half-dozen teens were battling back and forth as they strolled along the street - with one of those involved using pepper spray during the altercation. Police are investigating the nature of the fight. They are encouraging her to surrender. The student was not in school today and the incident did not happen on school grounds.

'Our hearts go out to all who have been touched by this tragic occurrence, ' said a statement from the New Rochelle school district. 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.

Grief counselors will be at the school Thursday. "All other information about the incident should come from the New Rochelle Police Department".

Anyone with information about the attacker should call the police department at 914-654-2270.