Teenage boy killed during park fight

YORK COUNTY, PA – A brutal brawl in York County has resulted in a teen’s death due to a fatal stabbing, leading to the arrest of another teenager, law enforcement reported. This violent incident occurred following an early dismissal on Wednesday at Penn Park, located across the street from William Penn Senior High School.

According to city officials, 14-year-old Michael Keys III suffered a stabbing during the altercation. Despite immediate transportation to York Hospital and prompt medical attention, Keys was tragically pronounced dead at 12:32 p.m.

In a press conference held on Thursday morning, the York City Police Department disclosed the arrest of 16-year-old Ty’quan Rosario of York. Accused of his involvement in the fatal fight, Rosario was taken into custody at his residence and is now being tried as an adult on criminal homicide charges.

The City of York school district confirmed that the deceased teen, Keys III, was a student in their institution. The school shared a heartfelt statement expressing grief over this devastating incident, reading “It is with deep sadness that the Bearcat family announces the tragic loss of one of our cherished William Penn High School students.” They expressed their condolences towards the families and friends who have been impacted by the violent altercation.

In light of these shocking events, the school district announced they will be shifting classes to a virtual format for the remainder of the week, beginning Thursday, December 7, with plans to resume in-person learning on Monday, December 11. Additional support in the form of crisis teams have been deployed to both William Penn Senior High School and McKinley K-8, providing assistance to emotionally impacted students and families.

Reports from officers on scene confirmed injuries to two other male teens, aged 16 and 14, and a 15-year-old girl during the fight. The other teens escaped the brawl without any life-threatening injuries.