Theodore Beckles, Bronx Student, Fatally Stabbed Following Fight Outside Manhattan High School

09/21/2012 10:32 am ET

Theodore Beckles attended Independence High School on West 56th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

The New York Times reports Beckles engaged in a fight with students from High School for Environmental Studies, which is housed in the same building as Independence, when he was stabbed in the abdomen.

David Scalza, a 51-year-old retired teacher, said, "I heard a lot of screaming and saw a lot of boys and girls running up and down the street."

The fight reportedly stemmed an earlier altercation between Beckles' girlfriend and a girlfriend of another student.

Beckles was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Police are investigating and no arrests have been made at this time.

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