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COATESVILLE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — One student is injured after a stabbing inside Coatesville Area Senior High School in Chester County, Pennsylvania.”This is an extremely upsetting incident,” Dr. Rick Dunlap, Substitute Superintendent for Coatesville Area School District, said in a letter to families Tuesday morning.

According to the superintendent, a fight broke out between two students in the school around 7:30 a.m.”I’m extremely sorry to report that at least one of the students was stabbed and was transported to the hospital,” Dunlap said.

Authorities tell Action News the student was taken to Paoli Hospital. The student’s condition has not been released.

Dunlap said the school, which consists of grades 11 and 12, was secured by police. He said students were not in danger.

Caln Township police confirmed to Action News the school was placed on lockdown.

School officials began the process of dismissing students shortly after the incident.

“CASH is now an active crime scene and we need to allow our police departments the time and space to complete their investigation while ensuring there are no further disruptions today,” Dunlap said.

The superintendent said students would be interviewed as they were being dismissed. He said the school will follow up with counseling for students and staff.

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