AIDEN Fucci, 14, has been charged in connection with the brutal murder of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey.
Both Fucci and Bailey attended the same school in Florida.
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Where did Aiden Fucci and Tristyn Bailey go to school?
Aiden Fucci and Tristyn Bailey both attended Patriot Oaks Academy in St Johns County.
Patriot Oaks Academy runs from kindergarten to eighth grade and serves about 1,500 students.
According to its website, the school contains a community that “fosters character development, independence and a lifelong love of learning.”
The school was one of two new ones to open in 2014 in St John’s County. Valley Ridge Academy also launched the same year.
A new techology program was introduced in the school district at the time.
“Each child in the classroom has either an iPad if you’re in K-2 or a laptop if they’re older, and teachers use that technology for instruction,” school board member Bev Slough told News 4 Jax in 2014.
Few details have been released about how well they knew each other.
Authorities called the slaying “horrific” and Fucci may be tried as an adult.
A medical examiner classified Tristyn’s death a homicide that was caused by “sharp force trauma by stabbing.”
The teen is being held by authorities and could spend the rest of his life behind bars if found guilty.
“I do find that there is probable cause to believe the offense occurred and at this time I am going to order that Mr Fucci be detained by the department of juvenile justice in secure detention for 21 days or until further order of the court,” a judge ruled on May 11.
Tristyn’s cousin, Connie Stull, exclusively told The Sun that she hopes Fucci confesses.
Asked if she hopes he comes clean, she replied: “Yes I do. I have cried my eyes out.
“I looked him [Fucci] up on Facebook, but there are too many. I’m happy they made an arrest and hope they try him as an adult.
“Tristyn was a sweetheart, she loved cheerleading, I’m an emotional wreck, my husband and I didn’t sleep well last night.”
Authorities said they are in the early stage of a “very, very complex” investigation.