WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Winter Springs High School student will be charged with attempted homicide after police say she stabbed her ex-boyfriend Tuesday morning. Police say Loida Natalie Lalinde, 15, of Casselberry, brought a steak knife from home to school.
"The victim and suspect Lalinde recently broke up and she was retaliating against him based on those circumstances,” said Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle.
Brunelle said Lalinde and the victim — who is not being identified by police — had words in the hallway as students changed classes. “He turned his back then suspect Lalinde stabbed him in the back with a steak knife,” Brunelle said.
Lalinde reportedly tried to run from campus, but officers caught her and arrested her along with a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly trying to help her get away. That suspect has been identified by police as Jeremiah Lugo of Sanford.
In addition to attempted homicide, police also expect Lalinde to be charged with interfering with school functions and having a weapon on school property. Lugo was arrested for being an accessory to attempted homicide after the fact and tampering with evidence.
Brunelle said Lugo removed the cell phone from Lalinde’s cell phone so that she could not be contacted by police. By Tuesday afternoon the victim had been treated and released from the hospital.