Seventh-Grader Hospitalized Following Fight on Newport Campus


Seventh-Grader Hospitalized Following Fight on Newport Campus

CORONA DEL MAR (CNS) - A seventh-grader was hospitalized and a ninth- grader was arrested following a fight on the campus of Corona Del Mar High School, officials said today.

The fight between two students happened after school Thursday, said Annette Franco, a spokeswoman for the Newport Mesa Unified School District.

“One student was taken to the hospital and we remain in contact with the parents,” Franco said. “The other student was arrested. The district is working with site administrators to determine disciplinary action.”

Franco added that school officials respond “as quickly as possible to any issues on our campuses. Please trust that we are taking appropriate action.”

The hospitalized student's mother told CBS2 that her son suffered head fractures and that he did not know his accused attacker or what provoked the fight.

The other boy involved in the fight -- who is 14 years old -- was arrested on suspicion of battery with intent to cause great bodily harm, said Heather Rangel, a spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department.

“As both males are juveniles, no further information will be released,” Rangel said.

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