Numbers show parents kept kids home after fatal Bronx school stabbing

EAST TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- Numbers show that parents kept their children home in droves yesterday from the school where two students were stabbed, one fatally.

Attendance reports say that 32% of students showed up at Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation

In addition, 48% of students at the elementary school that shares the building, Public School 67, attended school.

SCENE PHOTOS: Double stabbing at NYC school

There was extra security at the school after the double stabbing -- the first fatal incident inside a city school in 25 years.

The attack sparked a debate about security inside the school in the East Tremont section of the Bronx. Thursday morning before students arrived, metal detectors arrived at the school.

The teenage suspect, Abel Cedeno, is expected to face a judge Thursday. He is accused of stabbing and killing a fellow student in a classroom, and attempting to kill another. He is charged with murder and attempted murder, manslaughter and attempted manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Cedeno mouthed the word "yes" when asked Wednesday night if he had been bullied, relentless taunting that cops say led to rage.

Police say Cedeno stabbed not one but two teens in his third period history class, and calmly walked right out.
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