A female principal of a private Christian school in Memphis was found dead in a classroom on Wednesday and a 17-year old male student was taken in custody.

The victim Suzette York, 49, served as a principal of the Memphis Junior Academy in Tennessee. The school is a Seventh Day Adventist School and has 64 students enrolled in classes ranging from kindergarten to 11th grade.

Reuters reported that the principal's body was in a classroom where she was killed by a 17-year old student.

The cause of death was not confirmed but it is reported that she was wounded. However, local media states that she was stabbed. The circumstances leading to her death are still unknown.

The report of the killing follows just days after a shooting incident claimed eight lives in a small town called Copley, near Akron, Ohio.