Posted on March 11, 2024

Student Hospitalized After Violent Brawl Near Hazelwood East High School

Travis Cummings and Clarissa Cowley, KSDK, March 10, 2024

A Hazelwood East High School student was critically injured and hospitalized following a fight that unfolded Friday at the intersection of Norgate and Claudine drives near campus, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

The department said on Saturday, a 15-year-old suspect was arrested and is currently being held by St. Louis County Family Court on assault charges. The identity of the suspect will not be disclosed because they are a minor.

As of Sunday, the age of the victim remained unknown.

The incident, captured in a harrowing video that has since gone viral on social media, underscored the growing concern over teen violence in the area.


The fight on Friday prompted a swift response from the St. Louis County Police Department. Officers arrived at the scene to find a student with critical injuries and immediately transported her to a nearby hospital.

The Hazelwood School District released a statement, referencing the tragedy and calling for community-wide responsibility in addressing the root causes of bullying and violence among youth.

This incident is part of a disturbing trend, with nearly half of American schools witnessing a rise in violent episodes, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This epidemic of aggression among teens has community leaders searching for solutions.