Jan 30, 2018, NBC4, Washington, DC: Ballou High School Student Dead After Attack in Classroom https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Ballou-Student-Dead-After-Classroom-Attack-471778613.html A 17-year-old boy with special needs has died after three people attacked him in a classroom at Ballou High School earlier this month, police say. Joevon Smith was attacked on Jan. 10 inside a classroom at the Southeast D.C. school, police reports show. He died 19 days later, on Monday, Jan. 29. The cause of his death is still unclear. Before Smith died, he told police he was attacked after he refused to let others use his cellphone. … On Jan. 10, attackers hit Smith multiple times in the face and body, a police report says. One of the attackers sprayed him with "perfume," a police report says. Additional information on the substance was not available immediately.