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High School Student Stabbed To Death In Springfield Home

Springfield Police

A Springfield, Massachusetts high school student has been stabbed to death, an ex-boyfriend is under arrest. 

      17-year-old Kathryn Mauke was stabbed multiple times inside her family’s home on Springfield’s east side.  Police arrested 20-year-old Nikolas Lacrosse -- described as an ex-boyfriend -- and charged him with murder. 

      Police did not disclose a possible motive.  

      Mauke was a senior at the SABIS International Charter School, where head supervisor William Foley said grief counselors were brought in Thursday.

     "Everybody has been out on the floor being very attentive to any student needs whether it is health care or emotional needs," Foley said.

    Mauke , last month,  earned a four-year full tuition scholarship to American International College in an academic competition.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.