Three girls charged in attack on two Edgewood High students

Three girls are accused of assaulting two others Tuesday at Edgewood High School, with one throwing a cleaning solvent on the victims, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The three girls, two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old, approached the other two Edgewood High students in a first-floor hallway about 7:15 a.m., said Monica Worrell, a Harford County sheriff's spokeswoman.

After a brief conversation, one girl threw a water-based liquid with a bleach-like smell on the two girls, Worrell said. The girl and two of her friends then assaulted the two victims, according to the spokeswoman.

Two teachers were thrown to the ground while trying to stop the fight, Worrell said. Several other faculty members and a county sheriff's school resource officer eventually separated the girls.

The girls who were attacked, a 16-year-old from Abingdon and 14-year-old from Edgewood, were treated by the school nurse. The 16-year-old was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and later released to her parents, Worrell said.

The three suspects were charged as juveniles with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and disruption of school operations. The 16-year-old girl who threw the liquid was also charged with first-degree assault, Worrell said.

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