Three stabbed in school parking lot after dismissal at Felix Varela High


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A fight after school in the parking lot of Felix Varela High ended with three people stabbed and a suspect in custody, Miami-Dade Schools Police said Monday.

Police said two of the victims were Miami-Dade Public Schools students, though it wasn’t clear what school they attended. The third victim, according to police, was a former student at Felix Varela High in West Kendall. The person taken into custody for the stabbings is a current student at the high school at 15255 SW 96th St. in West Kendall, according to police.

Late Monday, Miami-Dade County Public Schools said the three victims “confronted a male student who was sitting in his vehicle.”

“During the altercation that ensued, the Varela student produced a knife,” the district said in an email.

The incident happened around dismissal time, said Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

The district said that school police officers determined the three people who had been stabbed “were the main aggressors” and that the juveniles — who are in stable condition — will be charged with burglary and battery.

The Varela student was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, the district said. None of the four people involved were identified Monday.

“This was an isolated incident and all involved juveniles were known to each other,” the district said. “We expect a regular school on Tuesday with no disruption to the instructional day. However, in an abundance of caution, there will be extra police presence at the school tomorrow.”

On Tuesday Miami-Dade Schools police announced they had also arrested a man named Matthew Moya, the older brother of one of the stabbing victims and charged him with contributing to the delinquency of minors for driving them to the school’s parking lot.