A 16-year-old girl has died after involving in a deadly fight with a 17-year-old class mate over a boy.
According to reports, the victim was stabbed twice in the chest with a steak knife at Fitzgerald High School in Warren.
A school resource officer performed CPR on the teen and she was rushed to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
There were between 20 and 30 students in the classroom when the fatal stabbing happened, Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said.
The two girls, described as straight-A students, were friends until they became interested in the same guy, according to WXYZ-TV. Dwyer said the suspect was angry after the male student broke up with her and started going out with her friend.
“I can’t emphasize enough how this department feels,” Dwyer said, calling the attack a tragedy. “Prayers go out to the victim’s family. The school resource officer is having a very difficult time.”
Fitzgerald Public Schools Superintendent Laurie Fournier said in a statement that Fitzgerald High School students were released at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday’s classes were canceled. Counselors, psychologists, and social workers will be on hand to work with the students.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the student’s family and we offer our deepest sympathy,” Fournier said.
The 17-year-old is in custody and is expected to be charged with homicide, Dwyer said.