Teen girls injured during fight at Dunbar Vocational School on South Side, officials say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three teen girls were injured during a large fight at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy on the South Side Friday afternoon, police said.

Chicago police are at Dunbar High School in the 3000-block of South King Boulevard, where they said a large fight broke out inside and outside of the school.

Chicago police said a 16-year-old girl was cut on her hand and taken to Mercy Hospital in good condition. Police said a 17-year-old girl was cut on the head and taken to Comer Children's Hospital in good condition. And police said a 19-year-old woman was cut on the back of the head and refused treatment at the scene.

What caused the fight was not immediately known. Police said the group has since been dispersed.

No one is currently in custody. An investigation is ongoing.

Chicago Public Schools has not yet commented on the situation. School administrators sent a letter to parents, saying "Today, after dismissal, there was a physical altercation involving members of our school community. To protect the safety of all students, school staff immediately intervened and contacted the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Office of Safety and Security. Parents of the impacted students have been contacted.

"We are investigating the altercation now and handling the situation in accordance with CPS policy. Many members of our community were present for this incident. If your child witnessed this incident and voices any concerns or fears, please contact us. Dunbar staff will be available to any students who may need additional support."

The Chicago Fire Department initially said a 15-year-old girl was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with multiple stab wounds in unknown condition but police did not appear to corroborate that report.
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