NORTHBRIDGE — A 17-year-old Northbridge High student was critically injured during a fight in the school’s gymnasium, police and school officials said.
Police are now actively investigating another 18-year-old student who was involved in the fight as people across the community pull for the high school senior who remains in the hospital.
Student Remy Schofer isn’t sure how things got so out of hand, but doesn’t believe either student intended for it to escalate to such a serious level.
“I didn’t think that would happen like that. I know he didn’t mean to do that at all. I know that was not his intention," said Schofer, who knows both students involved in the fight.
Witnesses say the 18 year old who was questioned by police is a star football player. The student who rushed away from the gym on a stretcher remains hospitalized.
Michelle Cote, another student, said: “I’m not sure if either of them knew the extent to which they were fighting. I’m sure he didn’t do anything on purpose. It just shows how even when your intentions aren’t bad, something could go wrong.”
Administrators say students and staff sprang into action to help the injured student after he was knocked unconscious by another student on Monday.
In a statement, Northbridge Schools Superintendent Amy McKinstry credited witnesses at the school for their quick response, and for getting EMS to the scene in a matter of minutes. The full statement follows:
Robocalls went out to parents across the district informing them about the fight that left a student with critical injuries.
Northbridge Police say their investigation is ongoing. It remains unclear as to whether any charges will be filed in this case.
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