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Girl, 15, Charged With Stabbing Schoolmate

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Police say one teenage girl stabbed another Tuesday inside Hirsch Metro High School in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A 15-year-old girl now stands charged with a felony for allegedly stabbing a schoolmate with a pair of scissors at Hirsch Metro High School in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.

CBS 2 reports the girl is charged with felony aggravated battery in the Tuesday morning incident. As she is a juvenile, her name is not being released.

Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, two female students got into a fight inside the school, and one stabbed the other with a pair of scissors.

The victim was taken from the school, at 7740 S. Ingleside Ave., to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. The girl was initially reported in critical condition, but her condition had stabilized by late Tuesday morning.

Senior Brandon Shelvin said he saw the accused stabber being led away by security guards.

“The one girl who did the stabbing, she had scratches on her arm, scratches on her face,” Shelvin said.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Chicago Public Schools officials said, “We are working closely with both CPD in their investigation of this incident and the principal to keep parents informed of the situation and ensure them that all appropriate steps have been taken to provide a safe environment for students remaining at the school.”

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