Child stabbed in fight at Oak Lawn high school

The minor was stabbed three times during a fight involving more than a dozen people in the parking lot, police said.

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A fight in the parking lot of Oak Lawn Community High School Feb. 21, 2020, left one minor with three stab wounds.

A fight in the parking lot of Oak Lawn Community High School Feb. 21, 2020, left one minor with three stab wounds.

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A child was stabbed multiple times during a fight outside a high school Friday in southwest suburban Oak Lawn.

Officers responded to a “large fight” involving about 15 people about 8:50 p.m. in the parking lot of Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn police said in a statement.

One minor, whose age and gender weren’t known, was hospitalized with three stab wounds, police said. The injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening.

It isn’t clear whether the child is a student at the school. A basketball game was scheduled at the school from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, according to a calendar on the school’s website.

Oak Lawn police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 708-499-7721 or the tip line at 708-613-8477.

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