EAST BRUNSWICK — A teenage girl who stabbed another student in the face with scissors has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said.

East Brunswick Police vehicle
East Brunswick Police vehicle (East Brunswick Police)

The 17-year-old is facing juvenile charges after being accused of using a pair of scissors to stab a 15-year-old girl Thursday in a restroom of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School,  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said Friday.

The 15-year-old was hospitalized at University Hospital in Newark, Carey said,  while the 17-year-old was in custody at the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center in North Brunswick.

She is also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The victim's father told NJ.com that the fight was over a boy. According to the report, Superintendent Brian Loughlin said the stab wound did not touch the brain and while the girl has been released from the hospital she is still being monitored because of swelling.

Because she has been charged as a juvenile, authorities are not releasing the suspect's name. Juvenile defendants in Family Court face less-serious consequences than defendants found guilty in Superior Court.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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