Slain Warren teen celebrated at funeral
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.
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.
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.