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Foreign Exchange Student Dies After Fight With Classmate

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A Korean foreign exchange student has died following a fight with a classmate at Sylmar's First Lutheran High School. The Los Angeles Police Department explain that the squabble began on Tuesday afternoon as a verbal dispute regarding cultural differences that turned into a physical fight that proved fatal.

19-year-old Jin Su Lee sustained severe brain damage during the fight with his 17-year-old classmate, also a Korean foreign exchange student. Lee was admitted to Olive View Medical Center in critical condition, then transferred to Holy Cross Hospital where he was ultimately declared brain dead yesterday.

The other student has been arrested, charged with assault and detained at Sylmar Juvenile Hall, and could face murder charges, pending the results of Lee's autopsy.