The Washington Post

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

Matt Zapotosky covers the federal district courthouse in Alexandria, where he tries to break news from a windowless office in which he is not allowed to bring his cell phone.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Sleep advice you won't find in baby books
In defense of dads
Scenes from Brazil's Carajás Railway
Play Videos
For good coffee, sniff, slurp and spit
How to keep your child safe in the water
How your online data can get hijacked
Play Videos
How to avoid harmful chemicals in school supplies
Full disclosure: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1 ghoul
How much can one woman eat?
Play Videos
What you need to know about Legionnaires' disease
How to get organized for back to school
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom