Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near Los Angeles school

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Posted: Jan 24, 2015 5:37 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say the teenager was taken into custody at his home around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. His name was not released. It wasn't immediately known if he has a lawyer.

The victim, a student at Garfield High School, was stabbed in the chest shortly after classes let out Friday at David Wark Griffith Middle School. He was later declared dead at a hospital.

City News Service says the victim stopped by the middle school to meet with friends.

Investigators have not identified a motive.

The school was locked down after the stabbing, and students were released to their parents in the auditorium.