A 20-year-old student and a teacher were stabbed with a steak knife today at Joseph C. Briscoe High School during a fight between two girls who had been feuding for a week, school officials said.
School police arrested Michelle Newton, 18, of the 500 block of W. Preston St., and charged her with two counts of assault and stabbing and one count of possession of a deadly weapon. Injured were Renee Washington, 20, a student at the school, and Jaqueline Ridges, the teacher who intervened in the argument.
The stabbings occurred about 9 a.m. as students headed for their first-period classes, said Jacquelyn H. Hardy, school department spokeswoman.
The attack apparently stemmed from a fight last Friday, which led to the suspension of both girls from school for several days.