A 16-year-old bullying victim is dead after she fought back against her bullies.
Valeree Schwab, a student at New Rochelle High School, was being bullied at a Dunkin’ Donuts near her school when she fought back, using pepper spray to try to ward off her attackers.
That’s when she was stabbed, witnesses told ABC.
Z’Inah Brown, 16, is facing second-degree murder after turning herself in after police identified her as a suspect.
Authorities believe Brown stabbed Schwab twice with a steak knife.
The victim was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center but later died there.
Police said five to six attackers went at Schwab, who was with a male friend, reported Lohud.
According to Schwab’s obituary, she was a great student who was taking AP and honors classes at her school.
The obit added, “She was an outspoken political activist who rallied friends together to fight injustice.
“Valaree was also an avid musician. She enjoyed playing her guitar and writing her own songs. Valaree loved attending concerts, exploring NYC and riding her bike around town. Just recently, she had earned her leaner’s permit and bought herself a red Camaro.”
A number of students left messages at a memorial outside the Dunkin’ Donuts where Schwab was killed.
“I’ll always remember that one day we went to Glen Island, it was probably the best day of my life,” one letter said, according to Lohud. “Know you’ll ALWAYS be remembered by me and MANY others.”
She was also remembered by her cousin Caylin Henriksen on Facebook.
“I can’t believe you’re really gone.. being best friends since before we could talk, it’s so hard to imagine all this really happened,” Henriksen wrote. “It was only yesterday that I talked to you. You were such a beautiful person, nobody could compare. Despite being cousins, we had a sisterly bond. I love you so much, I’ll see you soon”