Teen Girl Stabbed at High School in Capitol Heights

Fairmont Heights High School student is in serious condition

Friday, Apr 20, 2012  |  Updated 5:26 PM EDT
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Police say two students were involved in a stabbing incident at Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights, Md. News4's Megan McGrath has more.

Megan McGrath

Police say two students were involved in a stabbing incident at Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights, Md. News4's Megan McGrath has more.

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A teenage girl was stabbed Friday morning at Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights, Md.

Two girls were involved in an altercation, and one of the girls stabbed the other, said Brian Coleman, public information officer for Prince George's County.

Rescue workers responded to the school in the 1400 block of Nye Street shortly before 9 a.m. The victim was transported to an area hospital with trauma to the upper body, although her injuries are non-life-threatening.

The other girl was transported to the county jail for processing. She was charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault, News4's Pat Collins reported.

A student told NBC4's Megan McGrath that the fight was in a third-floor hallway. The fight stemmed from an argument on Twitter yesterday, News4's Pat Collins reported.

The argument apparently heated up shortly after the students arrived for the school day, with a 15-year-old girl stabbing a 17-year-old girl in the stomach with a paring knife.

Students were held in their classrooms Friday morning. Several parents who heard what happened went to the school to pick up their children.

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