Calm returns to L.A. campus after fatal stabbing of student

March 27, 2007
Slaying of 17-year-old senior tied to gang activity.

Relative calm has returned to one of the most troubled high schools in Los Angeles, as details emerged in the gang-related killing of a teenager by a classmate late last week. Law enforcement officials confirmed the identity of Alex Contreras, the 17-year-old senior stabbed to death Friday afternoon as classes let out at Washington Preparatory High School. Contreras and the 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of his slaying belonged to rival gangs that have made inroads into Washington Prep, authorities say.

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A senior at Washington Preparatory High School in Los Angeles was fatally stabbed on campus Friday afternoon. Police say the 17-year-old victim was stabbed with a knife during a fight. They believe the attack was gang-related.

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Update: Homicide investigators in Los Angeles have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of fatally stabbing the student at Washington Preparatory High School. To read The Los Angeles Times article, click here.

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