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Feb 15, 2013 2:18 PM

Georgetown Police Say Student Assaulted By Two Other Students At School

A Scott County student was beaten badly by two male students Friday morning, according to Georgetown Police.

The boy was rushed to UK Hospital with cuts and bruises, and potentially a broken rib, police say.

Early indications lead investigators to believe the fight was the conclusion to an altercation among the boys on Thursday. Police did not immediately know the motivation behind the assault.

The assault happened before 9 a.m. on Friday on the outskirts of school property. The two boys ran off after the assault, but returned to the school later that morning. The school called police.

A female officer was pushed down by one of the students as she tried to arrest him, and ran off. The student was later arrested.

Both students have been charged with felony assault.

Other students witnessed the assault, but Georgetown Police are hoping more students with even more information will come forward.

Scott County Schools Superintendent Patricia Putty released a statement Friday afternoon, saying, "This morning, prior to the start of school, a student was assaulted by another student. The incident occurred on the outskirts of the school campus as the victim was walking to the school. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment as he sustained several injuries. Both the administration of the high school and the Georgetown Police are working together on this investigation."

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