A 16-year-old student facing charges stemming from a fight at a Townsend, Massachusetts, high school that left a fellow student with serious injuries is set to be arraigned Wednesday.
Police say the fight happened Tuesday morning at North Middlesex Regional High School. The altercation apparently began following a dispute.
Authorities say one of the teens entered an administrative office, told school officials about the fight, and began slipping in and out of consciousness. He was hospitalized with serious head injuries.
The other teen turned himself into police and faces a charge of assault and battery with intent to do serious bodily injury.
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Police aren't identifying the students at this time, but say the two are friends and started fighting after a dispute.
District Superintendent Joan Landers called the situation "deeply unfortunate," adding that fighting isn't tolerated at schools and that the district is working with authorities.