Police: Stabbing at Maryland high school was during fight over a girl

Police say stabbing during a fight at Maryland high school on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2018, was over a girl. Edwin Aguilar Martinez, 19, faces charges. (Photos courtesy of Prince George's County Police Department)

Police say they believe a fight that led to a stabbing at Central High School in Capitol Heights Thursday afternoon was over a girl.

By Friday morning, 19-year-old Edwin Martinez was facing charges for possession of weapons, attempted murder and assault in connection with the incident.

The school was on lockdown for 24 hours following the stabbing and Friday morning the Prince George's County Police Chief as well as the school superintended interviewed students and staff at the school.

Authorities confirmed that the injured students are expected to recover.

The school superintendent told ABC7's John Gonzalez he doesn’t see their security protocol changing after the situation.

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