15-Year-Old Girl Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death of Bronx Teenager

A 15-year-old girl was arrested on Thursday and charged with murder in the stabbing death of another teenager in the Bronx earlier that day, the police said.

Officers responded to a call on Thursday afternoon about a 17-year-old girl who had been stabbed at an apartment building in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx. The building, at 1105 Boynton Avenue, was within walking distance of her home, according to the police. The victim, later identified by the police as Emery Mizell, was transported to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition and later pronounced dead.

The 15-year-old girl, who has not been identified, has also been charged with manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon, the police said. Officials described the weapon as an “unknown cutting instrument” and said they had not identified a motive.

The victim was stabbed after leaving school, said David C. Banks, the New York City schools chancellor, during a town-hall meeting in Manhattan on Thursday night. Mr. Banks said the stabbing was part of an alarming trend.

“We’ve got some difficulty in our schools,” the chancellor said. “But we have seen a very significant uptick in violence right outside the school, around the corner and up the block.”

Major felonies in schools remain under prepandemic levels, according to police data, but Mr. Banks said that too many students were being caught up in trouble nearby.

A spokesman for the New York City Department of Education, David Clarke, said mental health support would be available to all students and staff at the victim’s school.

Alain Delaquérière contributed research.

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