Alta. boy beaten in fight involving up to 60 students
Published Friday, June 1, 2012 12:38PM EDT
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Police in northern Alberta say a 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and was barely responsive when they responded to a fight that appears to have started with bullying.
RCMP in Fort McMurray say a school administrator called them Thursday about a fight that may have involved up to 60 high school students.
When they got there, police say they found the injured boy, who had a shattered jaw bone and had to be airlifted to Edmonton for surgery.
Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old boy and charged him with aggravated assault and breach of conditions.
Constable Christina Wilkins says police aren't releasing details on what the bullying may have involved or how it may have led to the fight, but she says there were previous physical altercations.
She says what happened is a reminder of the importance of students being open with teachers and parents when bullying is taking place.