Update: Warren School Stabbing Suspect Warned of Attack on Social Media
September 13th, 2018, 12:43 PM
Update, Thursday, 12:30 p.m.: The teen accused in the fatal stabbing of a Warren Fitzgerald High School classmate telegraphed her violence on social media.
In a Facebook post late Wednesday, Mayor Jim Fouts said he he spoke with a friend of the 17-year-old suspect's family and was told she "let her anger get in the way of good judgement," report Norb Franz and Mitch Hotts of The Macomb Daily.
"I spoke to a friend of the family and she stated the older girl had apparently posted on social media what she planned on doing to her good friend," the mayor writes. "Someone on social media may have seen this and could have prevented this had they told someone."
Earlier coverage on Wednesday:
A teen died less than an hour after being stabbed by Wednesday morning during a fight between two girls at Fitzgerald High on Ryan Road in Warren, WDIV and other media report.
Police said there was a fight between a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl. The 17-year-old took out a kitchen-style knife and stabbed the 16-year-old twice in the chest.
The 17-year-old girl was taken into police custody at the school. Police recovered the knife, which was brought into the school.
Original post, Wednesday morning:
Fitzgerald High School in Warren is dismissed for the day after a student was stabbed and seriously cut, allegedly by a classmate who's caught.
Superintendent Laurie Fournier posts on the district web page:
At approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning, we received a report that a Fitzgerald High School student had stabbed another high school student resulting in injuries. The alleged attacker has been arrested and is in custody.
The injured student has been transported to the hospital. The high school is on lockdown until further notice. We will share updates when they are available. Please note the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.
The 16-year-old victim has injuries described as life-threatening, the Detroit Free Press reports.