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Shoulder bump reportedly led to Texas high school stabbing death


Luis Alonzo Alfaro gave investigators a voluntary statement. (

The 17-year-old Spring High School student who was charged Wednesday with felony murder allegedly told investigators that a shoulder bump in the school's cafeteria led to the fatal stabbing.

Luis Alonzo Alfaro was booked into a Harris County jail with bond set at $50,000. Alfaro gave investigators a voluntary statement where he allegedly said that when he entered the school's cafeteria just after 7 a.m., he bumped shoulders with a male student. Words were exchanged. He reportedly told investigators he shoved the male student and then another black male near him punched him on the left side of his face, reported.

Alfaro allegedly told investigators that he exchanged punches with the male student but others joined in. Alfaro pulled a folding knife from his shorts, the statement said. He used his left forearm to protect his face and while holding the knife in his right hand began swinging it in a back-and-fourth motion multiple times, according to reports. Three other students were injured in the altercation.

Joshua Broussard suffered multiple wounds, consistent with a sharp-edged instrument, to his abdomen area. Broussard collapsed and died in a hallway near the cafeteria, reported.

School district officials canceled classes at the high school for the rest of the week. Alfaro remains in the Harris County Jail on $150,000 bond.

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