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Teen girl stabbed with scissors in South Side high school classroom

Police officers prepare transport two students handcuffs from Hirsch Metro High School 7740 S. Ingleside Ave. Tuesday March 6 2012

Police officers prepare to transport two students, in handcuffs, from Hirsch Metro High School, 7740 S. Ingleside Ave., Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chicago. Earlier in the day a fight among students resulted in the stabbing of one of the students, who is pregnant. | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

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Updated: April 10, 2012 10:44AM

A teenage girl was stabbed in the neck by another student during a fight in a classroom at a Grand Crossing neighborhood high school Tuesday morning on the South Side.

Police said one teenage girl stabbed another with a pair of scissors about 10:35 a.m. during a fight at Hirsch Metro High School in the 7700 block of South Ingleside Avenue.

The 16-year-old girl was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but her condition was later upgraded and she is “stable.”

Chicago Public Schools issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying it was working with police and the principal “to keep parents informed of the situation and ensure them all appropriate steps have been taken to provide a safe environment for students remaining at the school.”

A teenager was taken into custody, but no charges have been filed as of Tuesday night, police said.

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