CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - An 18-year-old woman was stabbed to death in a middle school parking lot as students were arriving for class Thursday, and a man was arrested, police said.
Students and school employees saw the attack shortly before 8 a.m. in a lot shared by Carolina Forest Middle School and Carolina Forest High School, Horry County police said in a news release.
The victim's name was not released, and authorities would not say whether she was a student at the high school.
Edwin Lee Cornelius, 24, of Aynor, was arrested shortly after the stabbing. Police said charges were pending.
Both schools were locked down, though classes remained in session.
``People just sat in their car and waited and when you saw the ambulances, and fire trucks and police cars going on you knew something was going on,'' said Jill Watts, 49, who has a child at Conway High School and works at an electric company near the school.
Calls to the school rang unanswered Thursday. An administrative assistant at the Horry County school district referred all questions to police, who did not immediately return phone calls.
The woman died at Conway Medical Center, Horry County Deputy Coroner Dan Bellamy told WBTW-TV of Florence. Conway is about 15 miles from Myrtle Beach.
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so like, this is where my nephew goes to school.... fuck