Southwest Side teenager charged in fatal stabbing at alternative high school

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Christian Gonzalez mugshot, charged with Murder, First Degree and Attempt Murder, First Degree in the stabbing death of Chris Wormely

A 17-year-old boy was charged Friday with stabbing a fellow student to death and wounding another student at a Southeast Side alternative high school.

Christian Gonzalez of the 4000 block of South Talman faces a bond hearing Saturday on charges of murder and attempted murder.

Gonzalez fatally stabbed Chris Wormely, 17, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday inside AMIkids Infinity Chicago high school at 10211 S. Crandon, authorities said.

A 16-year-old boy also was stabbed and is recovering from his wounds.

The attack occurred while the victims were waiting in line for a security check at the beginning of the school day, police said.

Chicago Public Schools contracts with AMIkids to serve students with behavioral and emotional needs, officials say. The school serves CPS and non-CPS kids and has fewer than 50 students.

School officials said they believe the stabbing resulted from a previous conflict among the students. But Wormely’s relatives said they didn’t know of any problems between him and Gonzalez.

Wormely complained about gang activity at the school, his family said. He dreamed of working as a veterinarian one day.

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