Three junior-high students face assault charges after a 14-year-old student at Graham Creighton Junior High School in Westphal was beaten up and sent to hospital.

The three youths, all 15-years-old, allegedly fought the victim yesterday morning in a school stairwell during a break period.

“There was possibly an altercation that took place earlier in the gym, but it was broken up. Then the individuals were in a stairwell during their break time and (the victim) was assaulted by two of the three youths,” said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin. The third youth was arrested for being “a party to the assault.”

 

A teacher broke up the fight and all three alleged assailants were arrested and later charged.

The victim was taken to hospital by his parents after they arrived at the school. His medical state was not known, but an ambulance wasn’t deemed necessary.

“He got a black eye. I know he was kicked and punched several times,” said Taplin.
The teens are scheduled to appear in youth court June 12.

-paul.mcleod@metronews.ca