A routine day at Livingston High School turned tragic early Wednesday morning after Sedrick Daniels, a 17 year old junior from Gainesville, Alabama, was killed in the school cafeteria.
School officials say Daniels was involved in a fight with Anthony Tyrone Ormond, a Livingston sophomore, who is now being held on a murder charge at the Sumter County Jail.
"Right now everybody's afraid, coming to pick up their kids and everything's under investigaion at this time," said Sheriff Johnny Hatter.
Livington police responded to a call at 8:04 a.m Wednesday about a fight at Livingston High School. And when they arrived, found Daniels on the floor with a single wound to his chest.
Daniels apparently died before reaching the emergency room.
"From the indications that I have, he was dead on the scene," said Hill Hospital physician, Dr. Crutcher, "within 5 minutes of the trauma to the left chest."
"Something that happens like this makes you afraid to send your kids to school," said Gary Green, a parent.
"I try to teach my kids to expect anything...stay close to God," said Rev. Marcus Lawrence.
Livingston police arrested Ormond after he fled the scene and they, along with Sumter County sheriff's deputies and UWA police patrolled the locked-down school all morning helping to calm nerves of both parents and students.
Livingston Police Chief Ashley Welborn said Ormond's bond was set at $20,000. The cause of the fight remains under investigation.