High School Spit Ball Fight Escalates to Dylan Nuno’s Death | James Pat Guerréro
Fourteen year old Jorge Saavedra accused of stabbing to death Dylan Reid Nuno (16), a junior at Palmetto Ridge High School. Saavedra, a freshman, was taken into custody by the Collier County Sheriff and is charged with manslaughter. Nuno was taken to NCH North Collier Hospital and was pronounced dead. Saavedra and Nuno were riding in the school bus in the afternoon of Monday, January 24, 2011, when threats of fighting in the bus came between them. When they got off the bus on the corner of 47th Avenue NE and Immokalee Road, Naples, Florida, they began fighting. Deputies say the stabbing took place about the time that the bus pulled away. According to Dalton Sousa, who rides the bus all the time, Saavedra and Nuno had been in a spit ball fight since the beginning of the school year, and the fight had escalated to this point. Nuno had been transferred from Lely High School to Palmetto Ridge High School since the beginning of the year.