Fall classes suspended at school with machete death

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 28, 2015 at 5:31 p.m.



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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Fall classes have been suspended at a U.S. Department of Labor vocational school in South Florida where one student was hacked to death with a machete and four other students were later charged with his murder.

A spokesman confirmed Friday that Homestead Job Corps' summer break has been extended until at least Sept. 9, and 17 students who had been staying at the school over the summer have been moved to another Job Corps center.

Miami-Dade police charged four of 17-year-old Jose Amaya Guardado's classmates earlier this month with second-degree murder.

An arrest report says the suspects lured Amaya Guardado to a wooded area near the live-in school for at-risk students in June.

Authorities say that's where Amaya Guardado was hacked to death with a machete. His body was found several days later.

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