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High school student in Newhall stabbed in fight believed to be over boy

October 6, 2010 |  3:37 pm

A 16-year-old girl at William S. Hart High School was stabbed on the campus with a kitchen knife Wednesday during a lunchtime fight over a boy with another female student, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said.

The incident was reported at 12:38 p.m. in the 24800 block of Newhall Avenue. The victim was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital with a stab wound in the chest, said Sheriff's Lt. Tom Bryski.

The girl believed to have done the stabbing also was hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

According to Bryski, a teacher found the girls fighting between two buildings on the campus during the lunch hour.

When the teacher intervened, he found that one of the girls had an 8-inch kitchen knife and noticed that the other student had a puncture wound in her chest.

Bryski said it appears the fight may have stemmed from an argument over a boy but said the investigation was in its early stages.

-- Andrew Blankstein