http://www.newsday.com/news/nationw...,0,2788640.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines Girl, 7, Found Stabbed to Death at School Email this story Printer friendly format By MICHAEL VIRTANEN Associated Press Writer January 27, 2005, 4:57 PM EST HIGHLAND FALLS, N.Y. -- A 7-year-old girl was found stabbed to death at a parochial school Thursday, and the son of a former village police chief is among those being questioned. The girl's body was discovered about 75 minutes after classes started Thursday morning at Sacred Heart of Jesus School, police Chief Peter Miller said. It was not immediately clear when or where the child was killed. Parents rushed to pick up their children after learning of the slaying. Police, who did not identify the slain student, said they were questioning several people in the death, including Chris Rhodes, 27, the son of former Highland Falls police Chief Linwood Rhodes Jr. Authorities did not disclose Chris Rhodes' connection to the girl or the names of anyone else being questioned. A woman who answered the phone number listed for Linwood Rhodes declined to comment. The school, run by the Roman Catholic archdiocese of New York, has 240 students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. The school will remain closed Friday, but counselors will be available to help students and family members, said diocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling. Each school family was to be called Thursday evening, he said. "We recognize the impact this can have on the broader community as well," Zwilling said. Highland Falls is near West Point, about 50 miles up the Hudson River from New York City.