Girl dies after Detroit-area school stabbing

WARREN, Mich. (AP) (9/12/2018) - Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has died after being stabbed by another teenage girl during a fight inside a high school classroom in suburban Detroit.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer says the girl was stabbed twice in the chest Wednesday morning at Fitzgerald High School and was pronounced dead about an hour later at a hospital.

Police say the 16-year-old who died and the 17-year-old girl suspected in her killing had both dated the same guy.

Dwyer says the suspect was upset and disturbed when the male student broke up with her and started dating the victim, causing her to stab her love rival Wednesday morning.

He says the victim was stabbed in the chest around 8:30 a.m. and was declared dead at a hospital about an hour later.

Dwyer says the suspect will likely be charged with premeditated murder Thursday in the city's district court. She is being held at the police department lockup until the initial hearing.

He says the 17-year-old suspect used a kitchen-style knife.

The school was initially placed on lockdown but students have since been released.

Fitzgerald Public Schools Superintendent Laurie Fournier said in a statement on the district's website that the school was placed on lockdown. She says student and staff safety is the "number one priority."



 
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