Two honor students at a Michigan high school got into a violent altercation inside of a classroom at Warren’s Fitzgerald High School this week.
The two girls had been friends prior to their falling out over the love triangle, according to the New York Post.
A 16-year-old girl died about two hours after the attack. The other girl, 17, allegedly stabbed her twice in the chest with a steak knife.
Police say the deadly altercation happened in front of about 20 witnesses, including a 16-year-old girl who described the scene in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
“I froze,” Victoria Oraczko said. “I didn’t know what to do. I just saw one of my friend just dying.”
As one student called 911, others reportedly stepped in to separate the two girls.
Another student, Francesca Pascua, told reporters that there “was blood everywhere,” trailing the victim as she ran around the school.
The suspect was arrested at the scene. As of the latest updates available, she had not been formally charged.
Authorities pointed to text messages they say revealed the fact that the two girls were fighting for the same boy’s affection. That boy is reportedly cooperating with police in their investigation.
The local police commissioner called the incident a “tragedy on both sides,” adding that the investigation remains ongoing.
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victim and the suspect,” Bill Dwyer said.
He said that the agency has “enough information on what happened” to reveal the basic details of the crime, but added that law enforcement does not “have all the facts yet.”
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