How much is a brownie really worth? Brian Angel is identified as the Houston, Jane Long Academy 14 year old student fatally stabbed in the eye by fellow classmate.
Mourners attended a candle vigil for the fallen student, Sunday night following the ‘shocking’ incident which saw the pupil attacked last Wednesday by a fellow Jane Long Academy student.
Angel’s attacker has to date only been identified as a 14 year old male who has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault.
District Police Chief Paul Cordova said the fight ‘erupted’ after school Wednesday outside the Shop N Go convenience store across the street both students attended in southwest Houston.
A classmate of Angel and the other boy said she witnessed the stabbing and ran across the street back to the school to get help, reported Chron.com.
By the time police arrived, the assailant had left.
‘The kid who stabbed Brian just walked away,’ said eighth grade student Hetly Alverez.
It took police two days to apprehend the 14-year-old suspect at his parents’ apartment.
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On Sunday evening, Jane Long Academy students and teachers filed into St Luke’s Methodist Church Gethsemane Campus to pay tribute to Angel.
Offered School Principal Kerri Wittpenn, ‘I sat and wept, trying to understand why one of our students didn’t come home safely and, as a new mom, how to cope with the death of a child’.
Adding, ‘I kept thinking how unfair it was that you sent your son to school and he did not arrive safely home. I don’t understand why this tragedy happened, and I have so many questions for God.’
Angel’s best friend, Sergio Munoz, described the boy as outgoing and generous. He said the 14-year-old dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player.
‘He didn’t deserve what happened,’ the friend told KTRK.
It remained unclear if the two boys had previous run ins and whether school officials were aware of any ‘friction’ between the two boys and what action, if any was taken.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help Angel’s family with his funeral expenses. As of Monday noon, more than $4,200 has been raised.