School Yard Fight Gets Out of Control

Several students could be charged

Several students are expected to be charged in the stabbing of an 8th grade student in a Hartford school yard Tuesday.

The student took a knife to the abdomen, just below the rib cage, at 8:15 a.m., during a fight in the school yard, a Quirk Middle School official said. The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

At least six students, boys and girls, were involved in the courtyard fight, Hartford police said.

Police interviewed students Tuesday, used a wand to investigate and searched lockers.

A pair of scissors was recovered at the scene but it is not known yet whether this is the weapon.

Parents were notified of the lockdown by phone and e-mail.

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