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Hospital releases injured White Knoll student

(White Knoll) September 27, 2006 - She's back at home, recovering from a fight at White Knoll High School when her neck was slashed with a razor blade.

Another 15-year-old girl is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.

It was lunchtime Tuesday at White Knoll High School when chaos broke out in the commons area. Senior Michelle Eisenhower remembers, "All the teachers came out at once. Everyone was in commons area. There was blood all over the hallways."

Azmi Abusam recalls seeing the bloody fight while walking to class, "I heard so much noise and they started going at it. One got on top of the other and they were punching each other. And, the next thing you know she pulled out her weapon that was pretty small, and she cut the other girl."

"It was very crowded. I think a lot of the students were shocked. Fortunately, our assistant principal was brave enough to separate these two girls as soon as he could, before it got any worse."

It was the first day back to school for both teens, who were previously suspended for another fight.

Shortly after the incident Eisenhower talked to a friend of one of the girls involved, who believed the ill-will was over a boy. "I just know they fought before and whoever got beat up before brought the razor to school."

This is the third time in less than a week that a student has been caught with a weapon on school grounds. A 16-year-old had been caught with drugs and a pocket knife in his bookbag and another 16-year-old was caught with a switchblade in his pocket.

"I've not seen a school year like this before," says Mary Beth Hill. Hill is with Lexington School District One. Looking for a pattern, Hill sees none, "Not all boys, not all girls, no one race, no one common denominator, not gang related - we really don't know."

Reported by Maggie Alexander

Updated 11:12pm by Bryce Mursch

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