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Posted at 9:29 PM ET, 03/ 1/2010

2 teens injured in school fight

By Erica Johnston

Two teenagers were injured and a third was taken into police custody after a fight at a high school in Montgomery County, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Monday at Magruder High School on Muncaster Mill Road in the Rockville area, according to the county police.

Initial reports indicated that neither of the teenagers was seriously injured. It could not be determined whether the person taken into custody was charged.

“There were four kids fighting. One was pushed down the stairs. Police were called,” said school system spokesman Dana Tofig. He said two students were on each side in the fight.

The fire and rescue department was called to the school for someone injured in a fall, a department spokesman said.

Capt. Oscar Garcia said said rescue workers sent to the school found two injured students in the school’s health room. They were complaining of headaches and both had head cuts, he said.

No cause for the fight could be determined Monday night.

However, while being taken to a hospital, at least one of the students said “something about ‘retaliation,’” Garcia said.

-- Martin Weil and Michael Birnbaum

By Erica Johnston  | March 1, 2010; 9:29 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Since when did a high school fight in which no one was genuinely hurt get coverage in the Post? I feel bad for the staff whom had to call the police, the officers that had to respond to the call, and the taxpayers that had to pay for the police response, for fear of litigious, ignorant, and overprotective parents.

Posted by: ramsay38 | March 1, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

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