Student stabbed to death in fight at Fitzgerald High School

Posted Sep 12 2018 08:57AM EDT

Video Posted Sep 12 2018 11:41AM EDT

Updated Sep 12 2018 12:00PM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - A female student at Fitzgerald High School has died after she was stabbed during a school fight Wednesday morning, police said.

According to Warren Police there was a fight between two female students in a school classroom Wednesday morning. The 16-year-old girl who was stabbed died from her injuries, police said.

The other student involved has been arrested and is a 17-year-old student at the school.

Warren Police said a press conference is set for 11 a.m. We'll stream it live here when it starts.

During the press conference, Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the 17-year-old student pulled a kitchen knife during the fight and stabbed the younger student twice in the chest. A school resource officer immediately responded and gave the girl CPR until the fire department arrived.

The girl was taken to the hospital but died a little before 9:30 Wednesday morning.

Dwyer said no other students were injured in the fight and stabbing. He said it appears to be a fight between the two girls and may have been over a boy but he could not confirm that was the cause of the fight.

Warren police said they will send prosecutor's office information to pursue a murder charge. He expects a warrant to be issued later in the day and for the girl to be arraigned Thursday.

Dwyer said that both girls were straight A students involved in extra curricular activities.

Their names have not 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." The school was dismissed for the day around 10 a.m. The school will also be closed on Thursday.

Fitzgerald High School is part of the Fitzgerald School District in Warren and is not part of the Warren School District.

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