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Student fatally stabbed at St. Paul's Harding High School ID'd, police posted outside high schools

In response to the tragedy, St. Paul Public Schools announced short-term security changes for some high schools


February 14, 2023

Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune

People gathered for a candlelight vigil at Harding High School in St. Paul on Monday to remember student Devin Scott, 15, who was stabbed and killed by another student at the school on Friday.

A large clump of balloons flew over the hundreds of people gathered Monday night at a vigil to mourn the 15-year-old who was stabbed to death, allegedly by another student, at Harding High School last week.

Devin Denelle Edward Scott was on his first day as a student at the St. Paul high school when he was killed, according to his uncle, who was at the vigil and declined to give his name but said his nephew went by the nickname "Cheese." Speakers at the vigil outside the school said they hope the community can work to prevent tragedies like this in the future, but they also acknowledged it has shaken them.

"This tragedy will fully change the trajectory of this community, and I just pray and hope the ripple effect is positive and brings us peace," the school's student body president, Hawti Boranto, said to the crowd.


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