Update, 10 a.m., Sept. 22:
Janaya Richards, the Watkins Mill High School sophomore struck by a police cruiser Friday night, "remains in guarded but stable condition, and is alert and talking with doctors," Principal Scott Murphy wrote in a letter to the high school community Saturday morning.
Original story, Sept. 21:
An unidentified female student was 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 run into Apple Ridge Road when she was struck by the cruiser, according to Fox 5.
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."