Adult, 4 Teens Facing Charges in Felix Varela Senior High School Stabbing

Adult brother charged with contributing to the delinquency of minors, police say

Four teens and the adult brother of one are facing charges after the stabbing incident at Felix Varela Senior High School Monday that left three of them hospitalized, officials said.

Miami-Dade Schools Police said Tuesday that they were charging the adult brother, 18-year-old Matthew Moya, with contributing to the delinquency of minors after he drove the three students to the Miami school, where they confronted a Varela student in the parking lot.

According to police, the Varela student was sitting in his car when he was confronted by the group around dismissal time. The Varela student stabbed the three, who were taken to a nearby hospital where they were expected to be okay.

After interviewing witnesses, authorities determined the three teens were the main aggressors, and they were charged with burglary and battery. The Varela student was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds.

At the school Tuesday, there was extra police presence. Schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho was also on hand to thank administrators who sprang into action when they saw the scuffle.

"This should never happen. The decency and the morality and the ethics and the calm that we expect, the ability for students, young people to negotiate through this issues without resorting to violence needs to be something that parents must speak with their children about," Carvalho said.

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