BURLINGTON, Ont. - Police have laid charges after five Grade 9 students of a Burlington, Ont., high school were allegedly hit with paddles.

It's alleged to have happened as the students from M.M. Robinson high school were walking home after the first day of school on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say two vehicles with several Grade 11 and 12 students from the same school pulled up beside the five others and forced them into a wooded area.

The older group of students allegedly proceeded to hit the Grade 9 students with paddles, and inappropriate drawings were written on their faces with markers.

Police have has arrested two 17-year-old Burlington youths and charged them with assault with a weapon.

Both accused will appear in Milton court on Oct. 8.