Teen girl stabbed, killed by high school classmate in fight over boy, police say


A 16-year-old girl died Wednesday morning after she was stabbed by another student in a classroom at Fitzgerald High School as classmates looked on, according to police.

>> Read more trending news

The stabbing was reported around 8:30 a.m., Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said Wednesday at a news conference.

Dwyer said a 17-year-old girl got into an unspecified altercation with the victim over a boy with whom they were both involved. The 17-year-old girl had what Dwyer described as a kitchen-style steak knife with her. She stabbed the victim twice in the chest, he said.

Around 20 or 30 students were in the classroom at the time of the stabbing, as was the teacher, Dwyer said. A school resource officer heard screams coming from the room and arrived on the scene within seconds, according to police.

The school resource officer attempted to perform CPR on the injured 16-year-old. She was taken to St. John Oakland Hospital, where she was pronounced dead around 9:30 a.m., Dwyer said.

“It’s just a true tragedy,” he said. “I mean, you’re talking about two young ladies that were students, that were going to school to learn, that had some sort of a personal problem -- at least, the suspect in the case had a problem with the victim. It’s just a true tragedy.”

Dwyer said both the victim and the suspect were straight-A students who had not been in trouble before. The victim had been a member of the cross country team, the robotics club, the marching band, the National Honor Society and other groups.

“I can’t emphasize enough how this department feels, the sadness and the prayers that go out to the victim’s family,” Dwyer said. “I know that the school resource officer is having a very difficult time. (He) immediately started CPR on the victim, and right now he’ll be getting counseling too, because of the grief that he feels.”

The 17-year-old suspect was arrested without incident after the stabbing, Dwyer said. He said investigators would ask prosecutors for a warrant to charge the teenager with murder.

The school was closed Wednesday after the stabbing. Dwyer said it would remain closed Thursday.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

3 toddlers wander away from day care, 2-year-olds caught near busy street
3 toddlers wander away from day care, 2-year-olds caught near busy street

A Massachusetts day care in West Bridgewater is under investigation after three toddlers wandered off the property and close to a busy road.  >> Read more trending news  Monday morning, just after 11:00, three 2-year-old toddlers opened a gate in an outdoor play area at Cowlicks and Pigtails Childcare Center and wandered off. The toddlers...
Florida mother arrested after baby found with multiple skull fractures
Florida mother arrested after baby found with multiple skull fractures

A mother in Duval County, Florida, is charged with aggravated child abuse after her baby girl was found to have multiple skull fractures. Jacqui Lyne Carter, 33, was arrested nearly three months after the child had surgery for severe head and brain injuries. Stephen Bayer is the child’s father and told WJAX-TV the same thing the child&rsquo...
Federal judge orders Trump administration response to CNN lawsuit on Jim Acosta ban
Federal judge orders Trump administration response to CNN lawsuit on Jim Acosta ban

Update 10:25 p.m. EDT Nov. 13: A federal judge has given the Trump administration until 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to respond to CNN’s lawsuit demanding a temporary restraining order in the battle over the White House’s revocation of reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials, according to The Washington Post. A hearing is scheduled for...
Sheriff: Mason jars filled with enough explosives to ‘blow up the block’ found in Florida home
Sheriff: Mason jars filled with enough explosives to ‘blow up the block’ found in Florida home

An anonymous tip led officials to a Lake Helen, Florida, home, where they discovered Mason jars filled with a highly explosive powder, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday evening. Lake Helen police officers and Volusia County deputies said they were called to the home at South High Street and West Pennsylvania Avenue, where they...
4 women wore banned hoodies inside mall to ‘prove a point' about racial profiling
4 women wore banned hoodies inside mall to ‘prove a point' about racial profiling

Four women went to a mall east of Memphis, Tennessee, to challenge a policy that went viral after an incident involving black men was captured on video.  The women said they came to the Wolfchase Galleria in Cordova with their hoodies on because they wanted to prove a point about racial profiling.  At times, they said they even walked around...
More Stories