A former McLean student was stabbed to death over the weekend. A high school friend has been charged with second-degree murder. Reports note that police arrived to find the suspect, Rahul Gupta, 24, covered in blood.
Gupta was reportedly celebrating his birthday with friends, including the victim, law student Mark Edward Waugh. At least one person suggested the stabbing was the result of an alcohol-fueled
jealous rage, according to the Washington Post. Now, the Langley High School community is in shock, as well as friends at James Madison University, where Waugh graduated magna cum laude.
"Mark was one of the best people I have ever met," said JMU Debate Director Michael Davis. "He possessed the ability to work extremely hard but never take any setback too seriously. He was kind and I think his number one desire in life was to make other people smile."