May 22, 2018
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Student injured in fight at Thorndike middle school

By Tom Groening, BDN Staff

THORNDIKE, Maine — A student at Mount View Middle School had to be taken to a hospital for treatment after an apparent fight with another student Tuesday morning.

RSU 3 Superintendent Heather Perry said Wednesday she could reveal few details, citing confidentiality protection for students at the school, which serves grades six through eight. She added that “the investigation is ongoing.”

“An assault did take place,” she said.

Perry would not confirm that one of the students suffered a broken jaw, which the Republican Journal reported, citing the victim’s father as a source. That newspaper did not name the student or the father.

“A student was sent to the hospital,” but not by ambulance, Perry said. All the school’s applicable medical procedures were followed, she said, with the goal of protecting the health and safety of all students.

No other students were injured, Perry said.

Law enforcement was contacted, she said. The school’s resource officer was not in the building that day.

School officials and law enforcement officers are conducting investigations into the incident, the superintendent said.

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