Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School student who murdered 15-year-old by stabbing him identified
The North Carolina Beat has identified a 14-year-old student who allegedly stabbed and killed another student at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School on Monday afternoon in the state capital.
We have identified the juvenile murder suspect as 14-year-old TyQuan General Jr.
According to the Raleigh police, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School was placed on a Code Red lockdown after TyQuan allegedly stabbed two students, one of whom, a 15-year-old, later died to his injuries.
A 16-year-old student who was also stabbed remained at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson said it appears there was a fight prior to the stabbing, but she did not elaborate on whether the fight occurred earlier in the day or moments before TyQuan allegedly stabbed his first victim in the back.
According to two videos we obtained, one of them shows TyQuan and another student standing outside of the gym door. In the video, a student wearing a hoodie punches TyQuan in the face. This prompts TyQuan to allegedly stab the student in the back repeatedly with a knife.
After witnessing this, high school students rush in and jump TyQuan in the middle of the school gymnasium, prompting TyQuan to allegedly stab another student.
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Raleigh police obtained a secure custody order for TyQuan and charged him with murder.
Sources told The North Carolina Beat that TyQuan’s mother, Cherelle Tiera McLaughlin, allegedly has a history of violence and encouraging her children to engage in fights with anyone she chooses as well as allegedly take them to fight other kids they have beef with.
On Tuesday afternoon, McLaughlin was arrested and charged with a*sault inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment, and simple a*sault, stemming from an incident that occurred on November 17.
Sources familiar with the incident tell The North Carolina Beat that McLaughlin’s daughter was involved in a fight with another girl and was getting whooped, to the point that TyQuan intervened by punching the girl his sister was fighting in the face.
A family from Raleigh, North Carolina informed The North Carolina Beat that the 14-year-old accused, TyQuan General Jr., who has been charged with murder for the deadly stabbing of a fellow student at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School on Monday, physically a*saulted their daughter by punching her in the face during a confrontation on November 17.
TyQuan’s mother was taken into custody and charged in connection with the altercation.
McLaughin remains in the Wake County Jail.
We will continue to monitor the progress of this story and provide you with the most up-to-date information.
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