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Student stabbed in fight at Pr. George’s high school

One female student stabbed and wounded another female student during a fight at Fairmont Heights High School in Prince George’s County on Friday morning, authorities said.

Prince George’s schools and police spokesmen said the incident occurred just before 9 a.m. in the school building, and the wounded student’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. Briant Coleman, a Prince George’s schools spokesman, said the student was transported to a hospital, and the other student was taken into police custody.

Investigators are still probing the reason for the fight, but they believe it may have involved a dispute over a wig and escalated on Twitter, Rodriguez said.

“It all stemmed from some social media stuff, but I dont know what exactly ... was being said,” Rodriguez said.

Briant Coleman, a Prince George’s County schools spokesman, said Fairmont Heights was briefly placed on lockdown. He said the stabbed student’s wounds were not considered life-threatening.

Officials did not immediately identify the students involved.

This item has been updated.

Read more: The Post’s crime coverage

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