"My son was wonderful", Dennis said at a news conference on Friday, recalling how he had made her breakfast the morning before his death. "[He] said he had problems before at the start of school, but not with these two individuals".
"He was very loving", Victor, told the New York Post.
The teenager charged with fatally stabbing a classmate during history class said Friday that he "just snapped" after months of being bullied - as the victims mother comes out to say her son would never be a bully.
Police said Cedeno attacked McCree and the other teen after they started tossing broken bits of pencils and paper at his head during a history class.
Abel Cedeno, 18, reported the bullying to the school, but the school took no action. However on Thursday Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters that "it was teasing from other students, not these two". But police said neither of the youths stabbed Wednesday had any prior beef with Cedeno.More news: Brandon Williams (foot) ruled out for Ravens in Week 4
"We are now meeting with our client and his family and reviewing the facts and circumstances of this case, including the long history of bullying and intimidation Abel has endured", the organization said in a statement.
The Department of Education says its investigation is ongoing but so far it doesn't appear there was any negligence on the part of the teachers in the classroom. "Picked on" seemed so much less menacing than bullying; if you can't handle being "picked on" then there was something wrong with you and not the ones doing the picking.
"My son is dead".
On Thursday, Wildlife administrators distributed a letter to parents that said the school would, on some days, use metal detectors to screen students as they enter the building. This is a school [where].
Other students at the school described Cedeno as "different from the other guys" but that he was "nice" and "sensitive" and "has a good heart".More news: Analysts Ratings for Finish Line Inc. (FINL)
And despite Education Department moves to support LGBTQ students, including the hiring of a public liaison, more needs to be done, according to critics.
Urban Assembly is a low-performing school now serving sixth through twelfth grade and is co-located with PS 67. Since the deadly encounter, metal detectors have been installed and students will be subject to random screenings.
"I mean, number one, the school does not have a metal detector", Victor told the New York Post.
After Wednesday's fatal stabbing, some Bronx parents spoke out against screening students. "But if our schools are safe, affirming, and supportive environments for young people, we can eliminate violence in our schools altogether". "Before Matthew himself would be a bully, Matthew would rather beat a bully down".
The family is preparing funeral arrangements for McCree, who loved going to school and wanted to attend Fordham University and play basketball, according to his mother. "Matthew loved school, loved, loved school, okay?"More news: Serena Williams's Post-Baby Underwear Selfie Game Is on Point
The accused killer said he was unsure if the stabbing really happened after he walked into the school principal's office and surrendered the knife.
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