A vigil was held at Coolidge High School on Wednesday evening for the 17-year-old senior, who was stabbed in the chest after a fight over a cell phone in D.C.
Kaelia Minor was stabbed at bus stop in the 600 block of Emerson Street in Northwest, D.C. around 8 p.m. Monday night.
“I loved her and now she’s gone,” said Minor’s mother, Docia Proctor.
Eighteen-year-old Kayla Jones was arraigned on second degree murder charges Wednesday afternoon.
Police say the girls were fighting on the bus and then it spilled into the street. Jones stabbed Minor with a kitchen knife in the chest.
Jones told police she was carrying the kitchen knife because she was afraid of Minor.
“We’re really hurt, but we are peaceful in trying to move forward. And comfort the family. And comfort the students,” said Jubil Austin, Minor’s business teacher.
Austin says minor was a promising student and the captain of her dance team.
Minor’s neighbor Shelia Sims says she hopes the kids will learn from this.
“I just pray that this will teach them and they will learn from this,” she said. “That small things can take you any day. It’s not worth it. It’s really not worth it.”