Altercation leaves one Northwestern High student cut

A Northwestern High School student was cut across his right thumb on Thursday after an altercation with another student outside the school.

According to Baltimore City Public Schools, a male and female student were teasing each other off school grounds at the corner of Fallstaff Road and Park Heights Avenue. The teasing escalated, school system spokeswoman Edie House-Foster said, and the female cut the male student across his right thumb.

Baltimore City Public Schools police took the girl to the state Juvenile Services department while the boy was taken to Sinai Hospital and treated for a superficial cut, House-Foster said. School officials are investigating the incident for violations to the school system's Code of Conduct, House-Foster said.

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