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17-year-old football player James McGrath was stabbed and killed in Connecticut

James McGrath stabbed and killed in connecticut

James McGrath was known as Jimmy by his friends. The 17-year-old student athlete played both football and lacrosse. He was a talented player that was taken from us this week.

Police say James McGrath, 17, died after he was stabbed outside a home on Laurel Glen Drive in Shelton just before midnight Saturday. 

Police confirmed three other teens were also stabbed. One was seriously hurt, but is in stable condition. The two others were released from the hospital. 

Police say 50 to 75 teenagers from several area high schools were at a party at the home when a fight broke out. 

“The Fairfield Prep Community mourns the loss of junior Jimmy McGrath and we extend our deepest sympathies to the McGrath family,” said Colleen Allen, spokeswoman for Fairfield Prep. 

“Jimmy was a beloved student and athlete on the football and lacrosse teams, and will forever be a member of the Prep Brotherhood,” she added.

McGrath played wide receiver for Fairfield Prep. Please keep his family and friends in your prayers during this tough time. We wanted to show this little clip in remembrance of Jimmy.


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