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ROTUNDA WEST | Middle school student flown to hospital after "altercation"

Posted at 6:47 PM, Nov 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-10 23:58:36-05

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — A student at L.A. Ainger Middle School was airlifted to medical attention Thursday, October 9.

"He got slammed to the floor by his neck, and I heard that he also started seizing and he was unconscious," 8th grade student, Olivia Bounds said.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect attacked the victim unprovoked.

Students, however say the suspect was provoked.

Jordan Schools, a 7th grade student said the injured student does not speak much English and has only been at the school for a short amount of time.

“This is like our second time being on the news, this school isn’t really the best school," 7th grader, Ella Howell said.

The suspect is in custody and charged with aggravated battery.

“I hope you [injured student] get better and I’m really sorry for what happened on your fifth week of school," 7th grader, Chase Parrish said.

We will share further details when they come, as this case is under investigation.