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MHS student assaulted by 2 teens

A MARIANAS High School student was seriously injured after two other students assaulted him on campus before the holiday break.

The 17-year-old victim’s jaw was broken and he was referred to a Guam hospital for treatment, Variety learned.

Asked about the incident, MHS vice principal Nick Gross said, “I’m not at liberty to say much as there’s an ongoing investigation.”

Variety learned that the assailants are 16 and 17 years old.

Department of Public Safety public information officer Jacqueline Shepard said the incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2017.

She said the assailants were not intoxicated and did not use any weapons. The victim was walking with his girlfriend when he was punched in the face, Shepard said. When the victim fell to the ground, he was kicked by another student, she added.

The girlfriend stopped the attack and asked for help, Shepard said.

She added that the victim could not identify who attacked him, but his girlfriend and other witnesses named two male students as the assailants.

The two were arrested and charged with assault and battery, and are currently detained at the juvenile detention facility, Shepard said.

DPS has no information about a possible motive for the assault.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/101342-mhs-student-assaulted-by-2-teens

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