Student dead, ex-student arrested in stabbing after upstate NY HS football game

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A 16-year-old student was stabbed to death Friday night after a high school football game near Poughkeepsie in Duchess County, officials said.

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The Duchess County Sheriff’s Office said a former student, 18-year-old Nestor A. Ortiz-Ocampo was arrested and charged with manslaughter outside Arlington High School in LaGrangeville.

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The sheriff’s office said the stabbing took place around 9 p.m. during a major fight following Arlington’s game against Scarsdale. The victim, who was not identified by name, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Poughkeepsie, about 11 miles (6.8 kilometers) away.

Ortiz-Ocampo was expected to be arrested on Saturday. He was listed as an inmate at the Duchess County Jail. Online court records did not list a lawyer who could speak on his behalf. A message was left at the Duchess County District Attorney’s office.

Arlington football coach Mike Morano called it a “sad night”. Superintendent David Moyer said the district’s “thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.”

The county’s trauma counseling team was at the high school on Saturday.

“A young man was killed last night,” county executive Mark Molinaro said in a statement. “Our prayers are with the student’s families and friends as they grapple with this tragedy.”

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