Aunt demands justice for teen killed in Dunkin' Donuts stabbing

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A New Rochelle woman is seeking justice after the stabbing death of her 16-year-old niece at a Dunkin' Donuts nearly two weeks ago.

New Rochelle High School student Valeree Schwab was fatally stabbed, allegedly by one of her classmates, on Jan. 10

Police say an altercation between Schwab and her classmate Z'Inah Brown began at the McDonald's on North Avenue and continued at a Subway restaurant. News 12 obtained surveillance video of Schwab, who is with her boyfriend, inside the Subway restaurant.

"Valeree went into that Subway store to get away from that gang. You see them coming in and they were pushed away by the manager and you see them hanging by the door. It was only after 30 minutes she thought it was safe to go toward the school, then they attacked and murdered her," says her aunt, Monica Furrelle Schwab.

Police say once Schwab left Subway she continued fighting with the group of teens at Dunkin’ Donuts. This is where Brown allegedly stabbed Schwab twice in her torso.

Brown is facing murder charges. Monica Furrelle Schwab says wants to see every student involved in the incident charged with murder.

"This is murder, this is not a spat," she says.

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Police say they are investigating what roles the teens played in the crime.

City Manager Chuck Strome says the city, which oversees the police department, is partnering with the school district in a proactive approach to combat violence.

"We have increased the police presence on North Avenue, we have put some officers in the schools, additionally we intend to increase presence next week because this is Regents Week so next week will be the first week when regular school comes back," he says.

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