Teacher, two students injured in knife fight at Baltimore Academy for College and Career Exploration

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A teacher and two students at a Baltimore middle and high school in Hampden were injured in a knife fight Thursday morning, sending the school into lockdown.

A student at Academy for College and Career Exploration brought a knife to school and got into a fight with at least three other students, said Sherry Christian, a spokesperson for Baltimore City Public Schools.


The student suspected of bringing a knife to school is 15 years old and injured her hand during the altercation, Christian said.

A second student was cut above her eye. The student victim who was injured is 16 years old and suffered minor injuries to her head, chest and hand.


The teacher who intervened in the fight suffered a minor injury to the wrist. The school was placed on lockdown for an hour.

All three were treated at the scene. The suspect was then transported to the hospital by School Police for minor treatment and then to the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) for processing. Parents were notified around 9:20 a.m.

School police officers are still investigating the incident, Christian said.

Baltimore Sun reporter Caitlyn Freeman contributed to this article.