Jun 8, 2016 10:36 AM

Teen hospitalized with 'life-threatening' injuries following fist fight in Durham

DURHAM - A fist fight between two teens Friday night has reportedly left one hospitalized with "serious, life-threatening" injuries.

Police are investigating what led to the downtown fight involving two students from different high schools. Oyster River School District officials said it appears the two teens used social media to communicate with one another prior to the fight. School officials would not identify the teens and said the district is working with police to determine if there is a school connection.

"We are concerned as a school community that a high school-age individual living in our community was seriously injured," school Superintendent Dr. James C. Morse wrote to parents. "Our high school staff and administration are very concerned and aware of the situation and in response, have a heightened awareness to the sensitivity of the climate at the school."

Foster's Daily Democrat reported the injured teen is in the hospital with "serious, life-threatening injuries." The newspaper said the teens were between the ages of 15 and 16 years old and a group of friends witnessed the fight.

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