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The Latest Girl dies after Detroit-area school stabbing

WARREN, Mich. — The Latest on the stabbing of a 16-year-old girl at a high school in suburban Detroit (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Authorities say a 16-year-old girl has died after being stabbed by another teenage girl during a fight inside a high school classroom in suburban Detroit.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer says the girl was stabbed twice in the chest Wednesday morning at Fitzgerald High School and was pronounced dead about an hour later at a hospital. He says the 17-year-old suspect used a kitchen-style knife.

Dwyer says the students knew each other and suggested the dispute was over a male student. Police say the other girl was taken into custody at the scene.

The school was initially placed on lockdown but students have since been released.

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9:50 a.m.

Police say a 16-year-old girl is critically injured after being stabbed by another teenage girl during a fight inside a high school classroom in suburban Detroit.

Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer says a victim was stabbed Wednesday morning by a 17-year-old girl at Fitzgerald High School. He says both are students.

Dwyer told The Detroit News that the injured girl has been taken to a hospital, where she is in critical condition. WWJ-AM reports police say the other girl was taken into custody at the scene.

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.”

Dwyer says police are investigating the circumstances of the stabbing.