Racially Motivated · School Violence · Texas

Spring High School stabbing

September 4, 2013
Spring, Texas
Luis Alonzo Alfaro (17) stabs 4 students at Spring High School, killing 1

Police suspect the reasoning behind the attack was growing racial and gang tensions within the school. Leading up to the stabbing, several students from two groups reportedly clashed in the halls, one a group of Hispanic students chanting “brown pride” and the other a group of black students.

The stabbing took place after Alfaro bumped his shoulder into Joshua Broussard (17). A fight broke out between the teens and during the scuffle Alfaro drew a knife, stabbing Broussard 8 times in the abdomen, as well as injuring 3 others. Broussard died of his injuries.

Alfaro was sentenced in 2014 to 20 years in prison for manslaughter.

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