• Student attacked with knife outside girls' bathroom at Atlanta high school

    By: Tom Regan

    Updated:

    ATLANTA - A student at Douglass High School was attacked with a knife on campus Friday morning, Atlanta Public Schools confirmed to Channel 2 Action News.

    APS communications director Ian Smith said a fight occurred between two students, which led to the attack.

    "I thought they were joking at first, but then a lot of kids started saying it. They started pushing us into a cafeteria and they said there was a lot of blood on the bottom floor," student Brittany Demps said.


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    The injured student was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was alert and conscious. School officials did not say how badly she was injured.

    Demps said the student with the knife tried to get away.

    "We saw police and administrators running around, saying the girl got out of school and ran off campus," she said.

    The girl was eventually detained and will face charges.

    No other students or staff were injured during the fight.

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