Two students face charges after Richmond police said they assaulted a Chariho school official.
Police said the assault happened Thursday morning at the district's RYSE school, which offers a clinical day program as well as an alternative program for students with different learning needs.
Police said school officials were trying to get a 16-year-old and 13-year-old back into their classroom.
Police said the students pushed school employees while trying to leave.
Police said the fight intensified when the 16-year-old punched a school official and started throwing elbow strikes.
Police said the 13-year-old also took part in the fight. According to police, the 13-year-old used profane taunts and threatened other school officials during and after the struggle.
The school official, who was not identified, suffered a facial injury.
Police said the school official was trying to physically restrain the 16-year-old.
Police said the 16-year-old was transported to the Youth Training School and was charged with assault on a school official and disorderly conduct. Police said he would appear in Family Court to face the charges.
According to police, the 13-year-old was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct. A Family Court judge placed the 13-year-old in the custody of the Department of Children, Youth and Families, and was scheduled to appear in Family Court on the charges.
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