Cops Say Teen Girl Killed Fellow Student Over Boy

She may be charged with murder
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 12, 2018 7:40 PM CDT
Cops Say Teen Girl Killed Fellow Student Over Boy
Warren Fitzgerald High School students are released from lockdown after a student was stabbed on campus.   (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)

A 17-year-old Michigan high school student could be facing a murder charge after she fatally stabbed a classmate Wednesday over a guy whom both had dated. The deadly clash between two "straight-A students" took place in a Fitzgerald High School classroom in suburban Detroit, Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said. A school resource officer immediately began life-saving procedures, but the 16-year-old victim was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later. "This is truly a tragedy. ... This appears to be an altercation between two students and we're investigating to determine why this occurred," Dwyer said.

Dwyer said the girls knew each other and had no history of trouble, telling the AP that the suspect was upset and disturbed when the male student broke up with her and started dating the victim, leading to her attacking her love rival. A steak knife was recovered by police. A witness, Francesca Pascua, 17, tells the Detroit News that the stabbing occurred in an economics class. "I heard screaming, and I thought everyone was running from a bug or something," says Pascua, who fled because, "I thought she was going to stab everybody." The suspect was arrested at the scene and is being held at a police lockup until the arraignment, which could happen Thursday.

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