Chicago police and fire crews respond to a stabbing at Hirsch High School in Chicago on Tuesday. (Zbigniew Bzdak/ Chicago Tribune)

Chicago police and fire crews respond to a stabbing at Hirsch High School in Chicago on Tuesday. (Zbigniew Bzdak/ Chicago Tribune)

A 16-year-old girl was stabbed in a South Side public high school this morning with scissors grabbed from a teacher's desk, authorities said.

Paramedics responded to Hirsch High School, 7740 S. Ingleside Ave., according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. The stabbing took place in the school about 10:36 a.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

She was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said Langford.

The female student was stabbed in the neck, but her condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center, Sullivan said.

Citing preliminary details, police said the victim was choking another girl when up to four other people intervened. One of those people grabbed a pair of scissors off a teacher’s desk and stabbed the victim in the neck, police said.

The stabbing victim did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

She, her attacker and several other people were being questioned.

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