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Posted on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 : 5:03 p.m.

Police: Ann Arbor middle-schooler injured in assault by high school student

By John Counts

A Scarlett Middle School student was taken to an urgent care facility after allegedly being assaulted by a Huron High School student Wednesday, police said.

Ann Arbor police were dispatched to the middle school at 4:04 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of an assault, Lt. Renee Bush confirmed.

Officers were then informed the incident occurred off-campus, near the corner of Lorraine Street and La Salle Drive. The suspect had already left the scene, Bush said.

The middle school student, a boy, was taken to urgent care with a swollen upper lip, a small laceration on the cheek and a bloody nose. Police did not have any information about how the assault started. They continue to investigate.

Police did not release the names or ages of the juveniles or whether the high schooler, also a boy, was being charged with assault.

Liz Margolis, spokeswoman for Ann Arbor Public Schools, confirmed the middle school student was injured by the Huron student, but would not say whether the high schooler was disciplined.

"This incident did happen off campus, but both schools are very aware of the situation and are addressing it within our abilities," she wrote in an email. reporter Danielle Arndt contributed to this report.
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Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 2:54 p.m.

The fight may not have occurred on campus but an argument that did start on campus then carried over to the fight off campus. AAPS can comment since the name of both schools were printed in the news. Just let the police do their investigation because they can give a harsher punishment than what AAPS can. Let's sit back and watch where this one goes.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

It occurred just off of school grounds as the middle schooler was walking home from school. Other middle schoolers went and told the school what had happened. Also, the high schooler was probably dropped off by an AAPS bus at the middle school.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 2:38 p.m.

So if it didn't occur at the school why is AAPS commenting on anything?

Jon Wax

Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 1:43 p.m.

if the suspect is over 18 and the victim under 18, does that make it a felony or change it up from a simple assault to something that carries more weight? Peace Wax

Linda Peck

Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 1:49 a.m.

This is very upsetting news. I hope the boy gets medical and emotional care. It must have been terrifying to be beaten like that by a high school boy.


Sat, Dec 15, 2012 : 12:19 a.m.

There's more to this story, I'll bet.