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Slain Warren teen celebrated at funeral

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Pallbearers carry the casket of Danyna Gibson to the hearse after her funeral service at New St. Paul Missionary Church in Warren.. September 19, 2018., in Warren, Mich.

The 16-year-old girl who died after being stabbed inside a Warren Fitzgerald High School classroom was laid to rest Wednesday.

A funeral service for Danyna Gibson was held Wednesday at the New St. Paul Missionary Church in Warren.

She was described as being a straight-A-student and a member of the high school's cross country team, student council, robotics club, color guard and marching band. 

Danyna Gibson

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According to police, Gibson was stabbed multiple times by 17-year-old classmate Tanaya Lanay Lewis at about 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, the fifth full day of the school year at Fitzgerald High.

Authorities accuse Lewis of stabbing Gibson over a boy.

Gibson was rushed to a hospital where she died. Lewis was arrested at the school and is being held in jail without bond.

Danyna Gibson's mother is escorted to the car after her 16-year-old daughter's funeral service in Warren Wednesday.

Last week Friday, Lewis was formally charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she could spend up to life behind bars. Under state law, all 17-year-old defendants are charged as adults if arrested for any offense.

During her arraignment hearing, a police investigator said Lewis smiled and laughed as she chased Gibson before stabbing her with a kitchen knife.

Family members and friends mourn the death of Danyna Gibson at the end of her funeral service in Warren Wednesday.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez