Bloom High School Students Stabbed in After-School Fight

One of the students was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center with a punctured lung after she was stabbed Wednesday, Aug. 22.

An after-school fight between several teenagers turned bloody after one of them pulled a knife last Wednesday, according to .

Mendoza, Mario, 17, 600 block of Sangamon, was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated battery after he cut three Bloom High School students with a knife near Millennium Food Market in the first block of 16th Street, Head of Detectives Joseph Bruni said.

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The students were walking home from school when two girls started fighting, police said. Mendoza, who was dating one of the girls, got involved in the fight and cut two girls and one boy, Bruni said. 

One of the stabbing victims was a 17-year-old girl, whose lung was punctured during the incident. She was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center, where she was treated and stablized.

A former Bloom student, Mendoza was kicked out of school for fighting, according to police. 

Patch will report more details on this incident as they become available.

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melissa August 31, 2012 at 10:05 PM
This story is true but has left out so many details in it i know these kids personally and there is so much more to this story it did not tell you that the girl was getting jumped by 9 to 10 girls including a male her boyfriend tryed to split it up and the guy started to beat on him of course he defended not only himself but his girl friend also and its funny how he is the only one in trouble what about all the girls that jumped her ..oh not to metion the girl that got jumped also got charged with battery ??? really something is wrong with this police department just my opinion to this story idc if anyone agrees with me or not
jen September 01, 2012 at 08:42 PM
i agree Melissa this happens all the time, i would be damned if my child was to get jumped by 10 girls and her bf or nobody did anything to help her,they could have beat the girl to death, then this story would have been different i think they should all be held responsible!
Joseph September 03, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Fuk yall Putos
AIDA CARREON November 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Melissa ,you r so right ,I live out of state and i heard about it ,Why were the two only charged as always ,What happened to the other 10 people involved that started the whole thing ??? Just like they did to my son who is special needs ,pins in his arm and the police did nothing so we had to move out of state cause threats were still there ,I really hope the police dept. would get on there game ,the sad thing ,I know they will retaliate ,just for speaking up.
Anon February 21, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Same stuff can happen at marian. IT'S RIGHT DOWN THE STREET. SAME AREA. Marian is full of just a bunch of spoiled white rich kids. But kids still get in trouble for drugs, fighting, threats, ect. The school is a private school so therefore the info. doesn't get out as often. Just because bloom has a majority of hispanics & black people doesn't mean it's assumed that they'll cause all the problems. The few white kids at bloom do drugs & are constantly getting thrown out.


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