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Lacrosse star, 17, found stabbed to death after fight at an alcohol-fueled party in Connecticut

Lacrosse star, 17, found stabbed to death after fight at an alcohol-fueled party in Connecticut 2

High school lacrosse star, 17, is found stabbed to death after fight at an alcohol-fueled party in Connecticut where three others were injured

  • James ‘Jimmy’ McGrath, 17, was fatally stabbed at an alcohol-fueled party in Connecticut on Saturday 
  • Three other victims were also stabbed and all of them were taken to the hospital
  • McGrath, a junior at Fairfield Prep, later died of his injuries at the hospital  
  • He played lacrosse and football at the all-male prep school, which cost $23,000 
  • The school held a vigil for the student-athlete on Sunday, which more than 1,000 people attended 

A Connecticut lacrosse player was fatally stabbed after a fight at an alcohol-fueled party, where three others were injured. 

James ‘Jimmy’ McGrath, 17, was stabbed, alongside three others, on Saturday night and was found outside a Shelton home on Laurel Glen Drive. 

Police arrived to the home around midnight and found ‘numerous teenagers’ outside the residence and found ‘four stabbing victims,’ who were transferred to the hospital. It is unclear what conditions the other three are in, but they have reportedly spoken with police. 

No arrests have been made as of Tuesday and Shelton police told the New York Post the ‘investigation is currently ongoing.’  

James 'Jimmy' McGrath, 17, was stabbed, alongside three others, on Saturday night at an alcohol-fueled party

James ‘Jimmy’ McGrath, 17, was stabbed, alongside three others, on Saturday night at an alcohol-fueled party 

He was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. The conditions of the other three are unknown at this time

He was taken to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. The conditions of the other three are unknown at this time  

His school, Fairfield Prep – an all-male institution, which cost $23,000 a year to attend – confirmed the junior’s death in a statement released on Monday, writing: Jimmy was a beloved student and athlete on the football and lacrosse teams, and will forever be a member of the Prep Brotherhood.’ 

The school held a private vigil for the student-athlete on Sunday, where more than 1,000 people gather to honor his life. The school will also be offering grief counseling. 

‘In the coming days, students and faculty have the support of the school’s leadership team, Jesuit priests, campus ministers, counselors from Prep and Fairfield University to offer help while grieving this tragic loss,’ the school announced on Monday. 

A neighbor, who lives across from the house, said it was ‘sad to see what’s happening to our teenagers’ and said she felt ‘scared’ to send to kids to school when they of age. 

‘They are making so many wrong mistakes and decisions,’ Christina Louis-Fin, told FOX 61. 

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