Students stabbed Houston: The fatal knife attack and stabbings in a hallway outside the cafeteria at the Houston-area Spring High School in southeast Texas ended with murder charges for 17-year-old student Luis Alonzo Alfaro. The Spring High School student is being charged for the murder of 17-year-old Joshua Broussard. Three other students who were also stabbed in the Houston-area high school are reportedly in good condition according to a Wednesday night, Sept. 4, 2013, Houston Chronicle report.
All students stabbed in the Houston-area high school were Spring High School students, including the accused stabber, 17-year-old Luis Alonzo Alfaro.
On Wednesday morning, shortly before first period began at 7:15 a.m. at Spring High School, just before the bell rang, “someone allegedly bumped one of the victims as he walked through the cafeteria. A fistfight erupted and quickly turned deadly.”
According to a Click 2 Houston report, the altercation between 17-year-old Luis Alonzo Alfaro and the stabbing victim, 17-year-old Joshua Broussard, might have started on Tuesday when Joshua Broussard reportedly elbowed another student’s girlfriend.
The elbowing or bumping continued on Wednesday morning in the cafeteria and in the hallway outside of the cafeteria. “Investigators believe only one of the four suspects was armed with a knife and in just a few seconds he managed to stab all four victims.”
Immediately after the stabbing of the four victims, two school employees called the police reporting that multiple people had been stabbed.
“The soccer coach who dialed 911 stayed on the line with dispatchers until paramedics arrived, describing the tragic scene as school nurses and an athletic trainer gave CPR to the victim. … The coach then told police the victim was having trouble breathing. The coach told dispatchers three other students were in the nurse's office with stab wounds while this was all going on.”
Within minutes, authorities arrived at the scene of the stabbing in the Houston-area school but Joshua Broussard was already dead.
As of Wednesday night, only 17-year-old Luis Alonzo Alfaro is being charged with the fatal stabbing. All other students involved in the Houston-area stabbing are now considered witnesses.
Reports that the Spring High School stabbing was gang-related have not been confirmed.
There have never been any gang-related incidences at the Houston-area high school and the school has no metal detectors.
Joshua Broussard’s family is saying that the 17-year-old “had nothing to do with gang relations.”
"He wasn't a bad kid, he wasn't with no gangs or none of that. He was straight books and school," said Joshua Broussard’s father, Jason Broussard." I thought school was a safe place."
Jason Broussard described his son as “a true cowboy” who “was in the rodeo, teen roping. (He) liked horses, cattle, anything to do with farming.”
Joshua Broussard as well as the other three students stabbed in the Houston-area high school are a reminder that “educating kids is actually No. 2 to that [of] safety," said Spring ISD superintendent Ralph Draper.