An unidentified female student is in critical condition after being struck by a police cruiser that had responded to a series of fights that broke out after Friday night's Watkins Mill-Clarksburg football game, Fox 5 reported.
The bitter football rivals had just finished their annual grudge match -- a 10-8 win by Watkins Mill, according to witnesses -- when several brawls reportedly began. The girl was running in the street when she was struck by the cruiser, according to Fox 5. She was flown by helicopter from the intersection of Watkins Mill Road and Apple Ridge Road.
The girl is a sophomore at Watkins Mill, said Principal Scott Murphy.
"I would like to thank the police, fire/rescue, students, parents, staff, and community members for your swift and supportive response to this unfortunate accident," he said in a statement. "I know you join me in keeping this student and her family in your thoughts and prayers."