Boy, 14, accused of assaulting teen at Saco school for at-risk students

Posted March 21, 2013, at 3:23 p.m.

SACO, Maine — A Saco teenager is facing an assault charge after he got into a fight with another teen Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Officers were sent to the Saco Transition Program on Common Street just after noon after the 14-year-old suspect and the 16-year-old male got into an argument that led to the younger teen shoving the older one, Saco Deputy Chief Jeff Holland said.

The facility houses students who have a difficult time in a normal school setting, Holland said.

The shoving match was not serious, but the 16-year-old did have minor injuries to his forearm, Holland said. He did not require medical treatment.

Holland said the incident was witnessed by several teachers, who told police they wanted to press assault charges.

The 14-year-old was summoned for assault but not arrested, the deputy chief said. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 23.

The boy was not removed from the school following the incident, Holland said.