16-year-old charged in beating outside Madison West High School
A 16-year-old boy was tentatively charged with substantial battery after he punched another boy in the head outside Madison West High School Monday, police said.
Police said the mother of the victim called them just before 3:30 p.m. to report the attack, which the victim did not fully remember because the punch might have caused him to black out. Madison police spokesperson Stephanie Fryer said the victim and a friend had been walking to a bus stop at the corner of Regent and Ash streets “when three other teens approached wanting to fight.”
“The victim and his friend turned around to leave the area and the victim was punched in the head,” she said.
Regent and Ash streets make up one corner of the block that includes West High, and police reported the attack happened “while at school.” Fryer said the victim and his attacker are West High students.
But Madison School District spokesperson Tim LeMonds said Tuesday morning that no such incident happened on “any of our campuses.”
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