A school principal described as very caring and attentive to her students was killed Wednesday in an apparent homicide at a private school and a 17-year-old student was taken into custody, police said.
Officers said the body of Suzette York, 49, was discovered in a classroom by a teacher shortly after 11 a.m. at Memphis Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist Church-affiliated school in east Memphis.
Police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said a male student was taken into custody at the school.
A motive and cause of death were not immediately disclosed. Police said only that York was fatally wounded.
Marvin Lowman, executive secretary with the Kentucky-Tennessee conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, said York had been principal at the school since 2008.