High School Coach Stabbed Trying to Stop Fight

The coach was stabbed in the chest by a 16-year-old girl, police said

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    A 21-year-old coach was stabbed Wednesday when she tried to break up a fight between two teen girls behind Al Raby School for Community and Environment in East Garfield Park.

    A coach at a Chicago high school was stabbed Wednesday while trying to break up a fight between two teen girls outside the school, police said.

    Aisha Bush, 21, approached the girls Wednesday afternoon behind Al Raby School for Community and Environment, in the 3400 block of West Walnut Street in East Garfield Park, Chicago Police News Affairs said.

    The fight broke out between the two teens around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, police said. When Bush tried to break it up, she was stabbed in the chest by a 16-year-old girl.

    The teen, who has not been named, was arrested and charged as a juvenile with battery, police said.

    Bush is recovering at Mount Sinai Hospital in serious but stable condition.

    Chicago Public Schools said it is investigating the incident and working with Chicago Police.