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Parents Sue School After Fatal Stabbing

CLEARLAKE, Calif. (CN) - A Carle Continuation High School student repeatedly told administrators she was afraid a fellow student would kill her, but they took no action, and Gabrielle Varney did stab Heather Valdez to death after a quarrel on a school bus on July 5, 2008, Valdez's parents claim in Lake County Court. They sued Konocti Unified School District.

Police told local media that Varney claimed she had acted in self defense.

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