Teen girl stabbed with scissors in South Side high school classroom
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE March 6, 2012 11:45AM
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
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.