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Teen Stabbed To Death Outside Of Middle School

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Update, January 24: The victim has been identified as 14-year oldSteven Cruz, a student from nearby Garfield High School.

A 15-year old student was stabbed to death with scissors at an East Los Angeles middle school on Friday afternoon.

Authorities say the boy was a student at David Wark Griffith Middle School, and that he was stabbed around 3 p.m. on the school steps as class was done for the day. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he died. LASD spokeswoman Monica Carazo told NBC 4 that the suspect was another student who ran off after the stabbing. The suspect remains at large.

KTLA describes the suspect as a Hispanic male. Anybody with information is being asked to call the sheriff's department's homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.