A 17-year-old Ashley Ridge High School student was sent to the hospital Monday, after another student punched him in the face.This must have been serious. because the hospital didn’t release him until Wednesday. The hospital told police the boy suffered facial fractures, a broken nose and swelling and bleeding in his brain.
The assailant was reported to be a 16 year old student at the same school.
The 16-year-old, charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct, may be expelled from the school. He was attending Ashley Ridge after being expelled from Summerville High School because of discipline problems.
The hallways at Ashley Ridge High School are narrow and crowded. Students report that there are collisions in every classroom break. To make the hallway situation worse, there is construction in some areas, which means the crowded hallways are worse than usual.
Apparently, the 17-year old is lightly built, not the kind of student who picks fights, and is white. The much larger 16-year-old is black. None of the reports say race had anything to do with the incident. Apparently the 17-year-old was pushed and stepped on the back of the other student’s shoe. This happens many times every day, due to the overcrowding caused by construction.
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