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Girl's throat slashed in high school fight

Posted March 5, 2009 2:21 p.m. EST

— A 15-year-old girl was recovering Thursday at Southeast Regional Medical Center in Lumberton after being cut on the throat by another girl during a fight at Red Springs High School, police said.

The fight occurred at about noon Wednesday.

Cierra James, 17, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon on school property. She was released to the custody of her parents Wednesday night.

Red Springs Police Chief Troy McDuffie said the two girls got into a fight, and James pulled out a box cutter and slashed the other girl across the throat. He didn't know what prompted the fight.

Robeson County Schools officials couldn't be reached Thursday about what disciplinary action, if any, James faces.