During a Thursday press conference, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia stated:
"We believe a confrontation of some sort occurred … that ultimately led into a physical confrontation that produced weapons. There has been some information that this may have been gang related."
Sheriff Garcia also confirmed that two more arrests were made in Wednesday's deadly stabbing at Spring High School in Houston.
Around 7 a.m., a fight broke out in a hallway between several teens, during which Luis Alonzo Alfaro, 17, pulled a knife and stabbed 17-year-old Joshua Broussard to death, according to police.
Three other students were also stabbed during the melee. Those injured have all been released from Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Alfaro, 17, has been charged with murder and is currently being held at Harris County's Baker Street Jail on $150,000 bail.
According to students and parents, gang violence is a common occurrence at Spring High School...
The Associated Press reported:
[Parent, Tara] Campbell said she intended to have her daughter home-schooled, saying she’s grown tired of fights at the school.
“Last year there were gang fights consistently,” she said. “This is ridiculous. This is an ongoing situation.”
Spring High School is closed and will not re-open until next week.
Under questioning, Alfaro admitted to the stabbings, according to investigators.