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Officers investigate alleged assault at Kalispell Middle School

By Scott Zoltan, KECI Reporter, szoltan@keci.com
Published On: Nov 29 2012 06:45:30 PM MST
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KALISPELL, Mont. -

Kalispell police officers arrested a middle school boy after an alleged lunch room assault. Officers say the incident was caught on surveillance footage taken in the lunch room.

The school resource officer NBC Montana spoke with says the boy reportedly walked up and punched the other boy in the face on Monday, and then chased him around the lunch room, hitting him four times in the face total. Officers say a custodian eventually broke up the fight.

Officers are recommending a misdemeanor assault charge, and tell us the victim had reportedly antagonized the suspect earlier.